Definition of Saber-toothed tiger

1. Noun. Any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene.

Exact synonyms: Sabertooth
Generic synonyms: Big Cat, Cat
Specialized synonyms: Smiledon Californicus, False Saber-toothed Tiger



Definition of Saber-toothed tiger

1. Noun. Any of numerous species of prehistoric cat-like mammals (genus ''Smilodon''), characterized by massive, but short, legs and two large canine teeth, each about seven inches long and shaped like sabers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saber-toothed Tiger

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sabcomeline
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sabed
sabeing
sabella
sabellas
sabellianism
sabellid
sabelliite
sabelloid
saber
saber-rattling
saber-sheath trachea
saber-toothed
saber-toothed tiger (current term)
saber-toothed tigers
saber rattling
saber saw
saber tibia
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sabering
saberlike
sabermetric
sabermetrician
sabermetricians
sabermetrics
sabers
sabertooth

Literary usage of Saber-toothed tiger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. How to Write Simple Science Reports by Jo Ellen Moore (1995)
"SABER -TOOTHED TIGER Provide books and other materials about the saber-toothed tiger for students reporting on this prehistoric animal. ..."

2. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"Restoration of a saber- toothed tiger. (Modified after Scott.) constructed like that of other carnivores, a time would come in the evolution of the great ..."

3. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1873)
"There were also three species of the hyena family, a saber-toothed tiger, and a gigantic weasel. The saber-toothed tiger would have ..."

4. A Compend of Geology by Joseph LeConte (1898)
"... there were the great cave-bear, larger than the grizzly ; a lion and a tiger as large as the African lion and the Bengal tiger ; a saber-toothed tiger ..."

5. The Book of Life by Upton Sinclair (1922)
"... and fell upon the saber-toothed tiger and exterminated him, they did it because they had learned solidarity—even as the workers of the world are today ..."

6. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"In bony structure, in musculature, in many different ways the saber-toothed tiger was well adapted for preying successfully upon herbivores much superior in ..."

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