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Definition of buck tooth in English:

noun

An upper tooth that projects over the lower lip.
Example sentences
  • Little more than fleshy tubes of wrinkly, pink, hairless skin, with enormous buck teeth at one end, naked mole-rats look like gophers left out far too long in the sun.
  • ‘She has the biggest buck teeth I've ever seen outside of a zoo,’ he demurred.
  • The Express Timuran suddenly, unaccountably, runs out of steam at a remote logging town called Gua Musang, surrounded by great buck teeth of limestone.

Derivatives

buck-toothed

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The petition demanded the town do something about the buck-toothed rodents that were flooding property, compromising septic systems, and polluting wells.
  • He is visiting his uncle in New York, where he is being forced to choose a rich wife from among the buck-toothed socialites of 1876.
  • He is 23 but could pass for 18, his lack of height compounded by angelic features and a shy, buck-toothed smile.

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