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toothpick

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Pronunciation: /ˈtuːθpɪk
 
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Definition of toothpick in English:

noun

A short pointed piece of wood or plastic used for removing bits of food lodged between the teeth.
Example sentences
  • Run a plastic toothpick or the end of a big sewing machine needle around the insignia and rings.
  • Once the squid are ready, remove the toothpicks.
  • Allow the slices to cool; cut them into half-inch pieces and skewer with toothpicks.

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