tusker

[tuhs-ker]

noun

an animal with tusks, as an elephant or a wild boar.

Origin of tusker

First recorded in 1855–60; tusk + -er1
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Related Words for tusker

boar, pachyderm, mammoth, tusker, mastodon

Examples from the Web for tusker

Historical Examples of tusker

  • He was soon left far behind, while the tusker charged onward.

    The Eagle Cliff

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Fortunately the jungle helped the mahowt by hiding the tusker from view.

    The Eagle Cliff

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • "Yer looked it," retorted Tusker, his face scowling horribly.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton

  • But to give the bare truth, Tusker Joe was by no means easy in his mind.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton

  • Tusker Joe had a conscience at this day, and it smote him just then harder than all else.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton


British Dictionary definitions for tusker

tusker

noun

any animal with prominent tusks, esp a wild boar or elephant
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