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 ?
Moti Guj tucked the brown baby comfortably between his forefeet, that could have knocked into toothpicks all Chihun's hut, and waited for his food.
You should see one o' them toothpicks h'istin' up her anchor on her spike outer fifteen- fathom water.
But the person that et it would want to fetch a couple of kags of toothpicks along, for if that rope ladder wouldn't cramp him down to business I don't know nothing what I'm talking about, and lay him in enough stomach-ache to last him till next time, too.
Don't talk about those precious old toothpicks in the same breath with mine; that's rather too much.
There was another old woman watching by the bed; the parish apothecary's apprentice was standing by the fire, making a toothpick out of a quill.
This, in combination with the lifting of her darkly defined eyebrows over her toothpick by the breadth of a line, suggested to her husband that he would do well to look round the shop among the customers, for any new customer who had dropped in while he stepped over the way.
Pickwick a friendly tap on the shoulder, the sheriff's officer (for such he was) threw his card on the counterpane, and pulled a gold toothpick from his waistcoat pocket.
When we drove up to the Blue Boar after a drizzly ride, whom should I see come out under the gateway, toothpick in hand, to look at the coach, but Bentley Drummle!
Fat man with a woollen muffler and a quill toothpick.
Since you have done my wife and myself the honour of drinking our healths and happiness, I suppose I must acknowledge the same; though, as you all know me, and know what I am, and what my extraction was, you won't expect a speech from a man who, when he sees a Post, says "that's a Post," and when he sees a Pump, says "that's a Pump," and is not to be got to call a Post a Pump, or a Pump a Post, or either of them a Toothpick.
Five shillings,' returned Mr Slum, using his pencil as a toothpick.
always cockering up his honour, dining miserably and in secret, and making a hypocrite of the toothpick with which he sallies out into the street after eating nothing to oblige him to use it