a small pointed piece of wood, plastic, etc., for removing substances, especially food particles, from between the teeth.

1480–90; tooth + pick2 Unabridged
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toothpick (ˈtuːθˌpɪk)
1.  a small sharp sliver of wood, plastic, etc, used for extracting pieces of food from between the teeth
2.  a slang word for bowie knife

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Example sentences
He never protected himself, not with a gun, not even with a toothpick.
He doesn't have toothpick legs, which is one complaint from the industry.
Alternatively, insert a toothpick or skewer between shell segments through back
  of shrimp, under and at right angles to vein.
Dip a toothpick into red food coloring and then use it to draw lines on the
  eggs as shown.
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