Definition of Tusker

1. Noun. Any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar).

Terms within: Tusk
Generic synonyms: Mammal, Mammalian



Definition of Tusker

1. n. An elephant having large tusks.

2. n. A large wild boar.

Definition of Tusker

1. Noun. An elephant having large tusks. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia) A feral pig with large tusks. ¹

3. Noun. A tool used in peat cutting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tusker

1. an animal with tusks [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tusker

1. An elephant having large tusks. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tusker

tushie
tushies
tushing
tushkar
tushkars
tushker
tushkers
tushy
tusionite
tusk
tusk-shell
tusk shell
tuskar
tuskars
tusked
tusker (current term)
tuskers
tuskier
tuskiest
tusking
tuskings
tuskless
tusklike
tusks
tuskwise
tusky
tussah
tussahs
tussal

Literary usage of Tusker

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

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"I wouldn't like to be Simon Moo nan and tusker, Cecil Thunder said. But I don't believe they will be flogged. Perhaps they will be sent up for twice nine. ..."

2. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"A Long and Tiresome Chase.—Desperate Character of the Jungle.—Luck at Last—The Attack.—An Anxious Moment—Victory.—The Dead tusker. ..."

3. Tent Life in Tigerland: With which is Incorporated Sport and Work on the by James Inglis (1892)
"A CHAPTER ON Getting under weigh—Tally-ho!—Game afoot—A cunning old tusker— One man down—At our wits' end—A ghat ahead—The boar is a ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"In the first instance, Yule, HB Simson, and I occupied the pad upon Yule's magnificent tusker, an animal of splendid proportions, and in first-rate ..."

5. The Hunting Grounds of the Old World by H. A. L., H. A. L. (Henry Astbury Leveson) (1860)
"Fall in with the tusker.—Our proceedings—B 's excellent shot.—The ivories. ... A small tusker falls.—Return to the hut.—B 's bag.—A storm. ..."

6. In Unknown Africa: A Narrative of Twenty Months Travel and Sport in Unknown by Percy Horace Gordon Powell- Cotton (1904)
"... A big herd and a good bull- An exciting twenty-four hours — A couple of bulls— A single tusker— A night of suspense— Encircled by elephants— Our escape. ..."

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