tusker

noun
tusk·​er | \ˈtə-skər \

Definition of tusker 

: an animal with tusks especially : a male elephant with two normally developed tusks

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Sato II was named after another giant tusker, Sato, who was killed in 2014. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "One of Africa's Oldest Elephants Has Been Killed By Poachers," 7 Mar. 2017 Sato's death leaves only about 25 giant tuskers left — 15 of which reside in Kenya — and adds to over 30,000 elephants slaughtered yearly for tusk ivory. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "One of Africa's Oldest Elephants Has Been Killed By Poachers," 7 Mar. 2017 Sato II is part of a group of esteemed elephants known as the giant tuskers — according to Moller one of Sato's tusks alone weighed 112 pounds. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "One of Africa's Oldest Elephants Has Been Killed By Poachers," 7 Mar. 2017 Behind them came colleagues on mighty tusker elephants. The Economist, "A tiger’s taleWhat an Indian tiger’s bid for freedom says about humans and nature," 20 Dec. 2017 One of Kenya's last great tusker elephants was reportedly shot and killed by poachers. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants May Have Been Killed by Poachers," 7 Mar. 2017 Tuskers play a significant role in elephant society. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "One of Africa's Last Great Tusker Elephants May Have Been Killed by Poachers," 7 Mar. 2017 Sato II is part of a group of esteemed elephants known as the giant tuskers — according to Moller one of Sato's tusks alone weighed 112 pounds. Caroline Alkire, Good Housekeeping, "One of Africa's Oldest Elephants Has Been Killed By Poachers," 7 Mar. 2017 Satao II was believed to be around fifty years old; he was named after Kenya’s greatest tusker, Satao, who was killed by poachers in 2014. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The War on Wildlife and Its Protectors," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of tusker

1846, in the meaning defined above

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