toothpick

noun
tooth·​pick | \ ˈtüth-ˌpik How to pronounce toothpick (audio) \

Definition of toothpick

: a pointed instrument (such as a slender tapering piece of wood) for removing food particles lodged between the teeth

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Transfer mixture to prepared pans and bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies," 6 Aug. 2019 Bake layers until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "How to Make a Patriotic Sprinkle Explosion Cake for July 4th: Your Step-By-Step Guide," 3 July 2019 Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the very center comes out cleanly. Carrie Knauer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Corn on the cob is great, but here are three different ways to enjoy this versatile veggie," 29 July 2019 Put turkey in a roasting pan and drape about three-fourths prosciutto over breast, using toothpicks to keep in place. Country Living, "Spice-Rubbed Turkey Wrapped in Prosciutto," 28 Sep. 2010 Bake for 21 to 23 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Priya Krishna reveals her signature recipes," 15 June 2019 Smooth the tops and bake (middle rack) for 20 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a moist crumb or two. Jessie Sheehan, Washington Post, "When you want a savory breakfast, these decadent muffins deliver," 10 June 2019 Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Orange and Rosemary Olive Oil Cake," 5 June 2019 Bake, rotating pans once, until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, 24 to 26 minutes. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Tulip Cupcakes," 12 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of toothpick

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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toothpick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toothpick

: a short, pointed stick used for removing small pieces of food from between your teeth

toothpick

noun
tooth·​pick | \ ˈtüth-ˌpik How to pronounce toothpick (audio) \

Kids Definition of toothpick

: a pointed instrument for removing bits of food caught between the teeth

toothpick

noun
tooth·​pick | \ -ˌpik How to pronounce toothpick (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothpick

: a pointed instrument (as a slender tapering piece of wood) used for removing food particles lodged between the teeth

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