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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Torsk \Torsk\, noun [Dan.; akin to Icel. [thorn]orskr a codfish, G. dorsch.] (Zool.) (a) The cusk. See {Cusk}. (b) The codfish. Called also {tusk}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tusk \Tusk\ (t[u^]sk), verb (used without an object) To bare or gnash the teeth. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tusk \Tusk\ (t[u^]sk), noun (Zool.) Same as {Torsk}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tusk \Tusk\, noun [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See {Tush} a tooth.]

1. (Zool.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth.

2. (Zool.) A toothshell, or Dentalium; -- called also {tusk-shell}.

3. (Carp.) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cusk \Cusk\ (k[u^]sk), noun (Zool.) A large, edible, marine fish ({Brosmius brosme}), allied to the cod, common on the northern coasts of Europe and America; -- called also {tusk} and {torsk}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tusk

noun

1: a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses [syn: {ivory}, {tusk}]

2: a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

verb

1: stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; "the rhino horned the explorer" [syn: {horn}, {tusk}]

2: remove the tusks of animals; "tusk an elephant" [syn: {tusk}, {detusk}]


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