The definition of a dent is a small indentation in a surface made by being hit, or a tooth like projection.(noun)
Dent is defined as to make an indentation or become indented.(verb)
An example of dent is to hit the side of a car with a hammer.
See dent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, var. of dint
Origin: Fr < L dens, tooth
See dent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English dent
Origin: , variant of dint, blow
Origin: , from Old English dynt.
Origin: French; see dentist.
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