saber-toothed

[ sey-ber-tootht ]

adjective
  1. having long, saberlike upper canine teeth, sometimes extending below the margin of the lower jaw.

Origin of saber-toothed

1
First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby saber-toothed

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How to use saber-toothed in a sentence

  • Intent upon them, they paid no heed to their great enemy, the saber-toothed, with whom they were at endless and deadly feud.

    In the Morning of Time | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • 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
  • That would have been a good deal of a dinner, even for an emperor among saber-toothed tigers.

    The Keepers of the Trail | Joseph A. Altsheler