toothpick

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tooth·pick

 (to͞oth′pĭk′)
n.
A small piece of wood or other material for removing food particles from between the teeth.

toothpick

(ˈtuːθˌpɪk)
n
1. a small sharp sliver of wood, plastic, etc, used for extracting pieces of food from between the teeth
2. (Tools) a slang word for bowie knife

tooth•pick

(ˈtuθˌpɪk)

n.
a small pointed piece of wood, plastic, etc., for removing food particles from between the teeth.
[1480–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toothpick - pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastictoothpick - pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic; used to pick food from between the teeth
pick - a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material; "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Translations
párátko
tandstikker
hammastikku
čačkalica
fogpiszkáló
tannstöngull
つま楊枝
이쑤시개
špáradlo
tandpetare
ไม้จิ้มฟัน
tăm

toothpick

[ˈtuːθpɪk] Npalillo m (de dientes)

toothpick

[ˈtuːθpɪk] ncure-dent mtooth rot ncarie f dentairetooth socket nalvéole m or f dentaire

toothpick

[ˈtuːθˌpɪk] nstuzzicadenti m inv

tooth

(tuːθ) nounplural teeth (tiːθ)
1. any of the hard, bone-like objects that grow in the mouth and are used for biting and chewing. He has had a tooth out at the dentist's.
2. something that looks or acts like a tooth. the teeth of a comb/saw.
teethe (tiːð) verb
(of a baby) to grow one's first teeth. He cries a lot because he's teething.
toothed adjective
having teeth. a toothed wheel.
ˈtoothless adjective
without teeth. a toothless old woman.
ˈtoothy adjective
showing a lot of teeth. a toothy grin.
ˈtoothache noun
a pain in a tooth. He has / is suffering from toothache.
ˈtoothbrush noun
a brush for cleaning the teeth.
ˈtoothpaste noun
a kind of paste used to clean the teeth. a tube of toothpaste.
ˈtoothpick noun
a small piece of wood, plastic etc for picking out food etc from between the teeth.
be/get etc long in the tooth
(of a person or animal) to be, become etc, old. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth to climb mountains.
a fine-tooth comb
a comb with the teeth set close together, for removing lice, dirt etc from hair etc.
a sweet tooth
a liking for sweet food. My friend has a sweet tooth.
tooth and nail
fiercely and with all one's strength. They fought tooth and nail.

toothpick

عُودُ أَسْنَان párátko tandstikker Zahnstocher οδοντογλυφίδα mondadientes, palillo hammastikku cure-dent čačkalica stuzzicadenti つま楊枝 이쑤시개 tandenstoker tannpirker wykałaczka palito de dente, palito dos dentes зубочистка tandpetare ไม้จิ้มฟัน kürdan tăm 牙签
References in classic literature ?
It was a dirty little box, this counting-house, with nothing in it but an old ricketty desk and two stools, a hat-peg, an ancient almanack, an inkstand with no ink, and the stump of one pen, and an eight-day clock which hadn't gone for eighteen years at least, and of which the minute-hand had been twisted off for a tooth-pick.
Perhaps John used a piece of the true cross for a tooth-pick.
The secretary sighed at last, leant back in his chair and produced a tooth-pick, and used it, to assist his meditation on Bert's case.
After the office closed he appeared in the great walk of the Tuileries, with a tooth-pick in his mouth, as though he were a millionaire who had just dined.
I can tell you, niece," replied Don Quixote, "if these chivalrous thoughts did not engage all my faculties, there would be nothing that I could not do, nor any sort of knickknack that would not come from my hands, particularly cages and tooth-picks.
No 20st Samoans trying to use you as a tooth-pick, an elevated vantage point allowing you to see every hole in defence and no burning calves fogging your decision-making process as thousands of eyes scrutinise your every twist and turn.
The performance was directed by the hugely charismatic Valery Gergiev, conducting with his unique tooth-pick size baton, but galvanising the immense forces before him.