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Definition 1: a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog - [noun denoting animal]

(tusk is a kind of ...) hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

(... is part of tusk) any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar)

(... is part of tusk) Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come; introduced in United States

(... is part of tusk) five-toed pachyderm

(tusk is made of the substance ...) a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

Definition 2: a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for tusk in the sense of this definition

(tusk is a kind of ...) a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth

(... is made of the substance tusk) a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

Definition 3: remove the tusks of animals - [verb of change]

Samples where tusk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tusk an elephant

Synonyms for tusk in the sense of this definition

(tusk is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 4: stab or pierce with a horn or tusk - [verb of contact]

Samples where tusk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the rhino horned the explorer

Synonyms for tusk in the sense of this definition

(tusk is a kind of ...) penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

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