Definition of snaggle-tooth in English:

snaggle-tooth

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnaɡ(ə)l
 
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noun

1 (plural snaggle-teeth) An irregular or projecting tooth.
More example sentences
  • I hope you and your crooked little snaggle-teeth are laughing all the way to the bank right now.
  • The next time I look at the man, he's baring a snaggle-tooth grin, eyeing my body appreciatively.
  • Would you date a girl that had snaggle-teeth?
2 (plural snaggle-tooths) A small deep-sea fish with large fangs at the front of the jaws and a number of light-emitting organs on the body.
  • Family Astronesthidae: several genera and species
More example sentences
  • He thought it to be a stomiatiod-like fish: that is, an advanced teleost represented today by deep sea snaggle-tooths and dragon mouths.

Derivatives

snaggle-toothed

adjective
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  • Flabby, snaggle-toothed Phil lives in a graffiti-scarred apartment block with his tense, bird-like wife Penny, his surly, overweight son Rory and his shy, overweight daughter Rachel.
  • If the teeth bothered him, it didn't show - he was constantly flashing his snaggle-toothed smile, as if daring people to point out the gaps.
  • She turned quickly, and there was bug-eyed, mullet-haired Tick standing with a smug, snaggle-toothed grin.

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