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tusk  (tsk)
n.
1. An elongated pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, extending outside of the mouth in certain animals such as the walrus, elephant, or wild boar. Also called regionally tush2.
2. A long projecting tooth or toothlike part.
tr. & intr.v. tusked, tusk·ing, tusks
To gore or dig with the tusks or a tusk.

[Middle English tux, tusce, from Old English tx, tsc, canine tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

tusked adj.

tusk [tʌsk]
n
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) a pointed elongated usually paired tooth in the elephant, walrus, and certain other mammals that is often used for fighting
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) the canine tooth of certain animals, esp horses
3. a sharp pointed projection
4. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) Also called tusk tenon Building trades a tenon shaped with an additional oblique shoulder to make a stronger joint
vb
to stab, tear, or gore with the tusks
[Old English tūsc; related to Old Frisian tosk; see tooth]
tusked  adj
tusklike  adj

tusk  (tsk)
A long, pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, projecting from the mouth of certain animals, such as elephants, walruses, and wild pigs. Tusks are used for procuring food and as weapons.


tusk  /tsk/  n. a long, thick front tooth, such as of elephants, warthogs, etc.: A walrus has two long tusks. Tusk

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