Pronunciation Noun

tusk (plural tusks)

  1. 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. A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.
  3. A tusk shell.
  4. (carpentry) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets, called teeth.
  5. A sharp point.
  6. The share of a plough.
Translations Verb

tusk (tusks, present participle tusking; past and past participle tusked)

  1. To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
  2. To gore with the tusks.
  3. (obsolete) To bare or gnash the teeth.
Related terms Noun

tusk (plural tusks)

  1. A fish, the torsk (Brosme brosme).

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