tusk


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tusk 1

 (tŭsk)
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.
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 tūx, tūsc, canine tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

tusked adj.

tusk 2

 (tŭsk)
n.
See cusk.

[Of North Germanic origin; akin to dialectal Norwegian tosk and Faroese toskur, cod, both from Old Norse thorskr; see ters- in Indo-European roots.]

tusk

(tʌsk)
n
1. (Zoology) a pointed elongated usually paired tooth in the elephant, walrus, and certain other mammals that is often used for fighting
2. (Zoology) the canine tooth of certain animals, esp horses
3. a sharp pointed projection
4. (Building) building trades Also called: tusk tenon 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
ˈtuskˌlike adj

tusk

(tʌsk)

n.
1. an animal tooth developed to great length, usu. one of a pair, as in the elephant, walrus, and wild boar, but singly in the narwhal.
2. a long, pointed, or protruding tooth.
3. a projection resembling the tusk of an animal.
v.t.
4. to dig, tear, or gore with the tusks.
[before 900; Middle English, metathetic variant of tux, Old English, variant of tusc, c. Old Frisian tusk; akin to tooth]

tusk

(tŭsk)
A long, pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, projecting from the mouth of certain animals, such as elephants, walruses, and wild pigs.

tusk


Past participle: tusked
Gerund: tusking

Imperative
tusk
tusk
Present
I tusk
you tusk
he/she/it tusks
we tusk
you tusk
they tusk
Preterite
I tusked
you tusked
he/she/it tusked
we tusked
you tusked
they tusked
Present Continuous
I am tusking
you are tusking
he/she/it is tusking
we are tusking
you are tusking
they are tusking
Present Perfect
I have tusked
you have tusked
he/she/it has tusked
we have tusked
you have tusked
they have tusked
Past Continuous
I was tusking
you were tusking
he/she/it was tusking
we were tusking
you were tusking
they were tusking
Past Perfect
I had tusked
you had tusked
he/she/it had tusked
we had tusked
you had tusked
they had tusked
Future
I will tusk
you will tusk
he/she/it will tusk
we will tusk
you will tusk
they will tusk
Future Perfect
I will have tusked
you will have tusked
he/she/it will have tusked
we will have tusked
you will have tusked
they will have tusked
Future Continuous
I will be tusking
you will be tusking
he/she/it will be tusking
we will be tusking
you will be tusking
they will be tusking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tusking
you have been tusking
he/she/it has been tusking
we have been tusking
you have been tusking
they have been tusking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tusking
you will have been tusking
he/she/it will have been tusking
we will have been tusking
you will have been tusking
they will have been tusking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tusking
you had been tusking
he/she/it had been tusking
we had been tusking
you had been tusking
they had been tusking
Conditional
I would tusk
you would tusk
he/she/it would tusk
we would tusk
you would tusk
they would tusk
Past Conditional
I would have tusked
you would have tusked
he/she/it would have tusked
we would have tusked
you would have tusked
they would have tusked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tusk - a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walrusestusk - a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
tusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
dentin, dentine - a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
2.tusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or diggingtusk - a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
tusker - any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar)
boar, Sus scrofa, wild boar - Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States
elephant - five-toed pachyderm
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
ivory, tusk - a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
Verb1.tusk - stab or pierce with a horn or tusktusk - stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer"
pierce, thrust - penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
2.tusk - remove the tusks of animalstusk - remove the tusks of animals; "tusk an elephant"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Translations
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kel
stødtand
syöksyhammas
agyar
högg-/skögultönn
ilknis
kel
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fil dişiuzun sivri diş

tusk

[tʌsk] Ncolmillo m

tusk

[ˈtʌsk] ndéfense f (d'éléphant)

tusk

n (of elephant)Stoßzahn m; (of walrus)Eckzahn m; (of boar)Hauer m

tusk

[tʌsk] nzanna

tusk

(task) noun
one of a pair of large curved teeth which project from the mouth of certain animals eg the elephant, walrus, wild boar etc.
References in classic literature ?
There were white-tusked wild males, with fallen leaves and nuts and twigs lying in the wrinkles of their necks and the folds of their ears; fat, slow-footed she-elephants, with restless, little pinky black calves only three or four feet high running under their stomachs; young elephants with their tusks just beginning to show, and very proud of them; lanky, scraggy old-maid elephants, with their hollow anxious faces, and trunks like rough bark; savage old bull elephants, scarred from shoulder to flank with great weals and cuts of bygone fights, and the caked dirt of their solitary mud baths dropping from their shoulders; and there was one with a broken tusk and the marks of the full-stroke, the terrible drawing scrape, of a tiger's claws on his side.
When the balance was swung true, he tried to lift a tusk into the scale.
So he waited, waving his head from right to left, and measuring the precise spot in Kala Nag's fat side where a blunt tusk could sink deepest.
Joe examined the anchor and found it solidly attached to the unbroken tusk.
Sancho, as he showed the rents in his torn suit to the duchess, observed, "If we had been hunting hares, or after small birds, my coat would have been safe from being in the plight it's in; I don't know what pleasure one can find in lying in wait for an animal that may take your life with his tusk if he gets at you.
Tarzan of the Apes waited until the upcut of a wicked tusk would have laid open his thigh, then he moved--just the least bit to one side; but so quickly that lightning was a sluggard by comparison, and as he moved, he stooped low and with all the great power of his right arm drove the long blade of his father's hunting knife straight into the heart of Horta, the boar.
Then we went back to the forest together and dug a mighty trench in which we buried the elephant I had killed, in order that when it became a skeleton my master might return and secure its tusks.
A Boar rushed upon him, and avenged with a stroke of his tusks a long-remembered injury.
Just in front of us, and broadside on, stood three splendid bulls, one of them with enormous tusks.
Then the ferns parted, and I saw gleaming eyes, a long snout, and white tusks.
In old Norse times, the thrones of the sea-loving Danish kings were fabricated, saith tradition, of the tusks of the narwhale.
These latter add a most ferocious appearance to an otherwise fearsome and terrible countenance, as the lower tusks curve upward to sharp points which end about where the eyes of earthly human beings are located.