(noun, verb)


1. a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

Similar word(s): ivory

Definition categories: substance, dentin, dentine

2. a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

Definition categories: animal, tooth

Sentences with tusk as a noun:

- Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the 'backbone' of the legal ivory trade.


1. stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

Similar word(s): horn

Definition categories: contact, pierce, thrust

2. remove the tusks of animals

- tusk an elephant

Similar word(s): detusk

Definition categories: change, remove, take, withdraw