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A tooth that is broken or not in alignment with the others.

[From snag + tooth.]

snag′gle·toothed′ adj.


n, pl -teeth
(Dentistry) a tooth that is broken or projecting
ˈsnaggleˌtoothed adj


(ˈsnæg əlˌtuθ)

n., pl. -teeth.
a tooth growing out beyond or apart from others.
[1815–25; appar. snag + -le + tooth]
snag′gle-toothed`, adj.
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Instantly recognizable for his unruly mop of hair and snaggletoothed grin, Dodd came up through the hardscrabble ranks of Britain's variety circuit, where performers kept demanding crowds entertained with songs, a bit of dance and a slew of jokes.
Apart from some crude comedy caricatures - East European upstairs neighbour, snaggletoothed shop manager - popping up a la Mr Blobby in the vain hope of punctuating the tedium, that's pretty much it.
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There, and there, and everywhere, the mountains of junk: spavined bicycle frames, rusted fifty-five-gallon drums, refrigerators gone leprous with rust, snaggletoothed hay rakes, combine blades, baby carriages.
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But she mostly photographed people or junk, streets full of ramshackle houses and people with snaggletoothed smiles, barefoot, wearing mismatched clothing.