saber-toothed tiger

  1. any of several extinct members of the cat family Felidae from the Oligocene to Pleistocene Epochs, having greatly elongated, saberlike upper canine teeth.

Origin of saber-toothed tiger

First recorded in 1840–50
  • Also called sa·ber·tooth [sey-ber-tooth]. /ˈseɪ bərˌtuθ/.

Words Nearby saber-toothed tiger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use saber-toothed tiger in a sentence

  • 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