Tusk vs Tuskwise - What's the difference?
As a noun tusk
is one of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar or tusk
can be a fish, the torsk.
As a verb tusk
is to dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
As an adverb tuskwise is
(rare) in the manner of tusks.
From (etyl) tusk (also tux, tusch), from (etyl) . More at (l).
One of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar.
A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.
A tusk shell.
(carpentry) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets, called teeth .
- Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the 'backbone' of the legal ivory trade.
To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
(obsolete) To bare or gnash the teeth.
(rare) In the manner of tusks.
* Elizabeth Barrett Browning
* 1941 , Charles Fort, Lo!
- Nay without this law / Of mandom, ye would perish, — beast by beast / Devouring, — tree by tree, with strangling roots / And trunks set tuskwise .
* 2008 , Kage Baker, The Sons of Heaven
- ...part of the jaw bone of a whale, propped up tuskwise .
- Alec laughs so hard his eyes glaze and his cheeks flush, and even Nicholas is chortling now. Edward forges ahead, holding up his fingers tuskwise ...