eyetooth


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eye·tooth

 (ī′to͞oth′)
n.
A canine tooth of the upper jaw.

[Perhaps so called from its location immediately below the eye.]

eyetooth

(ˌaɪˈtuːθ)
n, pl -teeth
1. (Dentistry) either of the two canine teeth in the upper jaw
2. give one's eyeteeth for to go to any lengths to achieve or obtain (something): I'd give my eyeteeth for a radio as good as that.

eye•tooth

(ˈaɪˌtuθ)

n., pl. -teeth (-ˌtiθ)
a canine tooth of the upper jaw.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyetooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolarseyetooth - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
fang - canine tooth of a carnivorous animal; used to seize and tear its prey
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
Translations

eyetooth

[ˈaɪtuːθ] N (eyeteeth (pl)) → colmillo m
I'd give my eyeteeth for a car like that/to see itdaría cualquier cosa por un coche como ese/por verlo

eyetooth

[aɪˈtuːθ] ncanine f supérieure
I'd give my eyeteeth for it (fig)je donnerais n'importe quoi pour ça
I'd give my eyeteeth to do it → Je donnerais n'importe quoi pour le faire.

eyetooth

[ˌaɪˈtuːθ] n (-teeth (pl)) → canino superiore
to give one's eye-teeth for sth/to do sth (fam) (fig) → dare non so che cosa per qc/per fare qc
References in classic literature ?
She has lost a tooth, next to the eyetooth on the left?
When it comes to lead, it's hard to find anyone more knowledgeable than MassWildlife biologist Mark Tisa, whose right eyetooth is flattened out from years of biting too many lead sinkers to close them on his fishing line.
Tibozole combines the antifungal drug miconazole nitrate with an innovative drug delivery system in the form of a tablet, which sticks to the gums above the eyetooth for up to 12 hours.