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dogtooth

[ dawg-tooth, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌtuθ, ˈdɒg- /
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noun

Also dog tooth . a canine tooth.
Architecture. any of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usually formed by a radiating arrangement of four sculptured leaves, set close together in a concave molding, used especially in England in the 13th century.

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Origin of dogtooth

First recorded in 1545–55; dog + tooth
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British Dictionary definitions for dogtooth

dogtooth
/ (ˈdɒɡˌtuːθ) /

noun plural -teeth

another name for a canine (def. 3)
architect a carved ornament in the form of four leaflike projections radiating from a raised centre, used in England in the 13th century
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