Tooth key

an instrument used to extract teeth by a motion resembling that of turning a key.

See also: Tooth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Caption: Evolution Armory staggered tooth key seat cutter milling slide rails on a Colt 1911 frame, after micro welding.
Students were also treated to a pasta lunch and given a bag with a school water bottle, pens and a silver molar tooth key chain as a gift in honor of the DARW "Key to Productivity" theme.
Victorian dentist Dr Montgomery Gabriel holding some of the old dental equipment, including a tooth key Picture: PAUL HEAPS/ph230910dentist-6
OPEN WIDE: Mr Montgomery Gabriel with some old dental equipment including a tooth key and (below) some pliers for extracting teeth
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