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tusker

[tuhs-ker] /ˈtʌs kər/
noun
1.
an animal with tusks, as an elephant or a wild boar.
Origin of tusker
1855-1860
1855-60; tusk + -er1
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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

tusker

/ˈtʌskə/
noun
1.
any animal with prominent tusks, esp a wild boar or elephant
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