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[tuhs-ker] /ˈtʌs kər/
an animal with tusks, as an elephant or a wild boar.
Origin of tusker
1855-60; tusk + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was soon left far behind, while the tusker charged onward.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • "Yer looked it," retorted tusker, his face scowling horribly.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • Right opposite tusker Joe a solitary individual sat awkwardly on a rough bench.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • Thar was five hundred miners thar, and one of 'em was tusker Joe.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • His rifle was some distance away, and before he could reach it the tusker would probably overtake him.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly
  • However, tusker improved to such an extent that it became possible to move him.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • Bluff and brag at his best, tusker Joe was in those days too young a man to carry off such a situation with absolute tranquillity.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • But thar's more to tell, tusker; more as has ter do with your actions.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • tusker Joe had got the drop on his comrades in the saloon, to use a mining expression.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • I fired again, and the tusker, checked in his rush, swung off to one side.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
British Dictionary definitions for tusker


any animal with prominent tusks, esp a wild boar or elephant
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