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saber-toothed tiger

any of several extinct members of the cat family Felidae from the Oligocene to Pleistocene Epochs, having greatly elongated, saberlike upper canine teeth.
Also called sabertooth
[sey-ber-tooth] /ˈseɪ bərˌtuθ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of saber-toothed tiger
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But this time instead of a rabbit it had caught a saber-toothed tiger.

    Shadows in Zamboula Robert E. Howard
  • The saber-toothed tiger is far superior to the present animal.

    The Other Side of Evolution Alexander Patterson
  • Like the dinosaur and the saber-toothed tiger, they have had their day.

    Time Telling through the Ages Harry Chase Brearley
  • But the man of old might as well have tried to escape from the jaws of the saber-toothed tiger.

    The Keepers of the Trail

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Dick felt like a primitive man who knew that he was being stalked by a saber-toothed tiger through the dense forest.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • He felt like some primeval youth who with club alone must face the rush of the saber-toothed tiger.

    The Texan Star

    Joseph A. Altsheler

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