tusker

[tuhs-ker]
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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

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

    The Eagle Cliff

    R.M. Ballantyne

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

    The Eagle Cliff

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • 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

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

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton


British Dictionary definitions for tusker

tusker

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