Definition of Tusk

1. Noun. A hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses.

Exact synonyms: Ivory
Generic synonyms: Dentin, Dentine



2. Verb. Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk. "The rhino horned the explorer"
Exact synonyms: Horn
Generic synonyms: Pierce, Thrust
Derivative terms: Horn, Horn

3. Noun. A long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog.
Group relationships: Tusker, Boar, Sus Scrofa, Wild Boar, Elephant
Generic synonyms: Tooth
Terms within: Ivory
Derivative terms: Tusked

4. Verb. Remove the tusks of animals. "Tusk an elephant"
Exact synonyms: Detusk
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Tusk

1. n. Same as Torsk.

2. n. One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth.

3. v. i. To bare or gnash the teeth.

Definition of Tusk

1. Noun. One of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar. ¹

2. Noun. A small projection on a (tusk) tenon. ¹

3. Verb. To dig up using a tusk, as boars do. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To bare or gnash the teeth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tusk

1. to gore with a tusk (a long, pointed tooth extending outside of the mouth) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Tusk

1. Same as Torsk. 1. One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth. 2. A toothshell, or Dentalium; called also tusk-shell. 3. A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth. Origin: OE. Tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. Tusc. See Tush a tooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tusk

tuscors
tush
tushed
tusheries
tushery
tushes
tushie
tushies
tushing
tushkar
tushkars
tushker
tushkers
tushy
tusionite
tusk (current term)
tusk-shell
tusk shell
tuskar
tuskars
tusked
tusker
tuskers
tuskier
tuskiest
tusking
tuskings
tuskless
tusklike
tusks

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