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tusk / təsk/ • n. a long, pointed tooth, esp. one specially developed so as to protrude from the closed mouth, as in the elephant, walrus, or wild boar. ∎  a long, tapering object or projection resembling such a tooth. DERIVATIVES: tusked adj. tusk·y adj. ( poetic/lit. ).

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tusk, tuss. Projecting tenon or toothing-stone left in a wall to enable another wall to be joined and bonded to it.

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tusk long pointed tooth. XIII. Metathetic alt. of OE. tux (var. of tusċ) = OFris. tusk, tosk.

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