Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See canine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tooth with a single cusp; a canine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the canine teeth; -- so called from having but one point or cusp on the crown. See tooth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A canine tooth.
  • Same as cuspidate, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

Etymologies

From Latin cuspis, cuspid-, point.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Aluminum sculpture of the Virgen of Quito at the cuspid of El Panecillo.

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  • My 4 month old has his upper left cuspid poking threw, and no other teeth yet.

    Mesiodens, or Extra Tooth

  • I watch the blood soak the front of my nightgown and the cuspid that cuts like a knife.

    Second Glance

  • That small purple ring on the gum of the cuspid in the case first mentioned would eventually have led to the loss of the whole set, if left to work its way unopposed.

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  • But, fortunately, there were cavities in the two teeth on either side of the gap -- one in the first molar and one in the palatine surface of the cuspid; might he not drill a socket in the remaining root and sockets in the molar and cuspid, and, partly by bridging, partly by crowning, fill in the gap?

    McTeague

  • But, fortunately, there were cavities in the two teeth on either side of the gap -- one in the first molar and one in the palatine surface of the cuspid; might he not drill

    McTeague

  • Finally, she qualified at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami for a months-long procedure in which an eye tooth -- also called a canine or a cuspid -- was implanted in one eye.

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  • a socket in the remaining root and sockets in the molar and cuspid, and, partly by bridging, partly by crowning, fill in the gap?

    McTeague

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