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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ivory, tusk(noun)

    a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

  2. tusk(verb)

    a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

  3. horn, tusk(verb)

    stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

    "the rhino horned the explorer"

  4. tusk, detusk(verb)

    remove the tusks of animals

    "tusk an elephant"


  1. tusk(Noun)

    One of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar.

    Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the 'backbone' of the legal ivory trade.

  2. tusk(Noun)

    A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.

  3. tusk(Verb)

    To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.

  4. Origin: From tusk (also tux, tusch), from tux, tusc, from tunþskaz, extended form of tanþs, from h₃dónts. Cognate with tosk, toskur (whence the Old Norse and Icelandic Ratatoskr and Ratatoskur respectively), and . More at tooth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tusk(noun)

    same as Torsk

  2. Tusk(noun)

    one of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth

  3. Tusk(noun)

    a toothshell, or Dentalium; -- called also tusk-shell

  4. Tusk(noun)

    a projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth

  5. Tusk(verb)

    to bare or gnash the teeth


  1. Tusk

    Tusks are elongated, continuously growing front teeth, usually but not always in pairs, that protrude well beyond the mouth of certain mammal species. They are most commonly canines, as with warthogs, pig, and walruses, or, in the case of elephants, elongated incisors. In most tusked species both the males and the females have tusks although the males' are larger. Tusks are generally curved, though the narwhal's sole tusk is straight and has a helical structure. In the elephant, the tusks were originally second incisors. Continuous growth is enabled by formative tissues in the apical openings of the roots of the teeth.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Cruden:

    Each illegally traded horn or tusk represents not an antique object but a dead animal. Wildlife trafficking entails poaching, bribery, smuggling and organized crime.

  2. Europe Minister David Lidington:

    Things will become clearer, I think, for everybody when the Prime Minister’s letter to (President of the European Council) Donald Tusk is published, which I expect in the first half of next week.

  3. Steve Smith:

    Mr. Zarauskas is a sporadically employed New Jersey construction worker who likes to go to flea markets, he was never present when a tusk crossed the border, and we think any suggestion that he knew the tusks were illegal is shaky.

  4. Rafal Chwedoruk:

    Of course, today the candidates for prime minister are Ewa Kopacz and Beata Szydlo but the truth is, when we say Kopacz, we are thinking Tusk, and when we say Szydlo, we are thinking Kaczynski, we are still living in the shadow of these politicians, and I don't think this is likely to change after the election.

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