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tooth British & World English

Each of a set of hard, bony enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing

tooth English Thesaurus

he clenched his teeth

dog-tooth British & World English

A small pointed ornament or moulding forming one of a series radiating like petals from a raised centre, typical of Norman and Early English styles

egg tooth British & World English

A hard white protuberance on the beak or jaw of an embryo bird or reptile that is used for breaking out of the shell and is later lost

eye tooth British & World English

A canine tooth, especially one in the upper jaw

tooth mug British & World English

A mug used or designed for use like a toothglass

baby tooth British & World English

Another term for milk tooth.

buck tooth British & World English

An upper tooth that projects over the lower lip

milk tooth British & World English

Any of a set of early, temporary (deciduous) teeth in children or young mammals which fall out as the permanent teeth emerge (in children between the ages of about six and twelve)

sweet tooth British & World English

A great liking for sweet-tasting foods

tooth decay British & World English

Decay of the outer surface of a tooth as a result of bacterial action

tooth fairy British & World English

A fairy said to take children’s milk teeth after they fall out and leave a coin under the child’s pillow

tooth shell British & World English

Another term for tusk shell.

snaggle-tooth British & World English

An irregular or projecting tooth

tooth powder British & World English

Powder used for cleaning the teeth

wisdom tooth British & World English

Each of the four hindmost molars in humans which usually appear at about the age of twenty

cut a tooth British & World English

(Of a baby) have a tooth appear through the gum

permanent tooth British & World English

A tooth in a mammal that replaces a temporary milk tooth and lasts for most of the mammal’s life

dog's-tooth violet British & World English

A plant of the lily family which has backward-curving pointed petals

fine-tooth comb British & World English

A comb with narrow teeth that are close together

red in tooth and claw British & World English

Involving savage or merciless conflict or competition

cut a tooth in cut British & World English

(Of a baby) have a tooth appear through the gum

sawtooth British & World English

Shaped like the teeth of a saw with alternate steep and gentle slopes

an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth British & World English

Used to refer to the belief that retaliation in kind is the appropriate way to deal with an offence or crime

canine tooth in canine British & World English

A pointed tooth between the incisors and premolars of a mammal, often greatly enlarged in carnivores

false teeth British & World English

Another term for dentures (see denture).

houndstooth British & World English

A large check pattern with notched corners suggestive of a canine tooth, typically used in cloth for jackets and suits

molar British & World English

A grinding tooth at the back of a mammal’s mouth

molar tooth in molar1 British & World English

A grinding tooth at the back of a mammal’s mouth

sabre-toothed cat in sabretooth British & World English

A large extinct carnivorous mammal of the cat family, with massive curved upper canine teeth

toothcomb British & World English

Used with reference to a very thorough search or analysis of something

dragon's teeth British & World English

Concrete obstacles pointing upwards from the ground in rows, used against tanks in the Second World War

incisor British & World English

A narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting. In humans there are four incisors in each jaw

incisor tooth in incisor British & World English

A narrow-edged tooth at the front of the mouth, adapted for cutting. In humans there are four incisors in each jaw

snaggle-teeth in snaggle-tooth British & World English

An irregular or projecting tooth

snaggle-tooths in snaggle-tooth British & World English

A small deep-sea fish with large fangs at the front of the jaws and a number of light-emitting organs on the body


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