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tusk

tusk

pronunciation:
tuhsk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, large, pointed tooth, usu. one of a pair, that sticks out from the area of the mouth in certain animals such as the elephant, wild boar, and walrus and is used for digging food and in fighting.
 
definition 2: a long protruding part that resembles such a tooth.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tusked, tusking, tusks
definition: to dig up, rip off, or gore with a tusk or tusks.
derivations: tusked (adj.), tusklike (adj.)
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