|1.||a pointed elongated usually paired tooth in the elephant, walrus, and certain other mammals that is often used for fighting|
|2.||the canine tooth of certain animals, esp horses|
|3.||a sharp pointed projection|
|4.||building trades Also called: tusk tenon a tenon shaped with an additional oblique shoulder to make a stronger joint|
|5.||to stab, tear, or gore with the tusks|
|[Old English tūsc; related to Old Frisian tosk; see |
|tusk (tŭsk) Pronunciation Key
A long, pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, projecting from the mouth of certain animals, such as elephants, walruses, and wild pigs. Tusks are used for procuring food and as weapons.