1. [ noun ] a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
Synonyms: ivory
Related terms: dentine
2. [ verb ] remove the tusks of animals
Synonyms: detusk

"tusk an elephant"

Related terms: remove ivory
3. [ verb ] stab or pierce with a horn or tusk
Synonyms: horn

"the rhino horned the explorer"

Related terms: pierce ivory horn
4. [ noun ] (zoology) a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
Related terms: tooth tusker ivory
Similar spelling:   Tues