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  1. having long, saberlike upper canine teeth, sometimes extending below the margin of the lower jaw.
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Origin of saber-toothed

First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of saber-toothed

  • 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

  • Half angels—and half pigs or goats or saber-toothed tigers or snakes!

    The Book of Susan

    Lee Wilson Dodd

  • 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