(comparative more tusklike, superlative most tusklike)
- Resembling a tusk or some aspect of one.
tusk + -like
Variant of tusk
- in elephants, wild boars, walruses, etc., a very long, large, pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, projecting outside the mouth and used for defense, digging up food, etc.
- any tooth or projection suggestive of a tusk
Origin of tuskMiddle English by metathesis ; from Old English tucs, akin to Old Frisian tusk ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form tunth-ska ; from an unverified form tunth-, an unverified form tanth-: see tooth
to dig, gore, etc. with a tusk or tusks