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1. tusk

noun. ['ˈtʌsk'] a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog.

Synonyms

  • boar
  • elephant
  • tooth
  • wild boar
  • Sus scrofa
  • tusker

Antonyms

  • pack
  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • tusk (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tux (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Tusk

  • brusque
  • bruske
  • rusk
  • muske
  • musk
  • lusk
  • kuske
  • husk
  • dusk
  • cusk
  • buske
  • busk

How do you pronounce tusk?

Pronounce tusk as təsk.

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Sentences with tusk


1. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the elephant tusk to dry for six hours.

2. elephant-tusk

noun. annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak.

Synonyms

  • devil's claw
  • herb
  • herbaceous plant
  • common unicorn plant
  • genus Proboscidea
  • ram's horn
  • Proboscidea
  • common devil's claw
  • Proboscidea louisianica

3. tusk

noun. ['ˈtʌsk'] a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses.

Synonyms

  • ivory
  • dentine

Antonyms

  • lodge
  • fuse
  • ionate

Etymology

  • tusk (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tux (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tusk

verb. ['ˈtʌsk'] remove the tusks of animals.

Synonyms

  • remove
  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • iodinate
  • string
  • bridle
  • kern

Etymology

  • tusk (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tux (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tusk

verb. ['ˈtʌsk'] stab or pierce with a horn or tusk.

Synonyms

  • thrust
  • horn

Antonyms

  • hire
  • stand still
  • appear

Etymology

  • tusk (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tux (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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