Associations to the word «Tusk»


TUSK, noun. One of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar.
TUSK, noun. A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.
TUSK, noun. A tusk shell.
TUSK, noun. (carpentry) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets, called teeth.
TUSK, verb. To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
TUSK, verb. (obsolete) To bare or gnash the teeth.
TUSK, noun. A fish, the torsk (Brosme brosme).
TUSK SHELL, noun. Any of the marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda, which look similar to elephant tusks.
TUSK SHELLS, noun. Plural of tusk shell

Dictionary definition

TUSK, noun. A hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses.
TUSK, noun. A long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog.
TUSK, verb. Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer".
TUSK, verb. Remove the tusks of animals; "tusk an elephant".

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