sabertooth


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sa•ber•tooth

(ˈseɪ bərˌtuθ)
n.
any of several extinct members of the cat family Felidae, from the Oligocene to Pleistocene epochs, having greatly elongated, saberlike upper canine teeth.
Also called sa′ber-toothed` ti′ger.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sabertooth - any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teethsabertooth - any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
Smiledon californicus - North American sabertooth; culmination of sabertooth development
false saber-toothed tiger - North American cat of the Miocene and Pliocene; much earlier and less specialized than members of the genus Smiledon
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