Definitions

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

  • n. A canine tooth of the upper jaw.

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  • n. a canine tooth of the upper jaw

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A canine tooth of the upper jaw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tooth under the eye: a name given to the two canine teeth of the upper jaw, between the incisors and premolars. Also called dog-tooth.

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

Etymologies

Perhaps so called from its location immediately below the eye.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In the procedure -- which was pioneered in Italy but was a first in the United States -- the medical team extracted Thornton's canine or "eyetooth" and surrounding bone, shaved and sculpted it, and drilled a hole into it to insert an optical cylinder lens.

    The Medical Quack

  • Later he would go to sleep with the throbbing around the hole that had once sheltered his eyetooth, but happy to be able to join the brotherhood of the toothless.

    Yoani Sanchez: Realities of The Cuban Gulag

  • That got her to smile a smile so wide and happy that I saw her left eyetooth was slightly crooked.

    Must Love Black

  • The bear's eyetooth caught in his scalp and cut the top of his ear off, slicing a wide furrow around his head.

    How Three Men Survived Attacks by Grizzly Bears

  • I look from the crooked part of her hair to the eyetooth that's twisted the tiniest bit – the little flaws that made her more striking instead of less so.

    Vanishing Acts

  • There was a long pause and Junior stood sucking on an eyetooth and studying deep on something, and then he said, “What you about to learn is they ain't no balm in Gilead.”

    Cold Mountain

  • Rollo, upper lip lifted just enough to show a menacing eyetooth, shoved his nose into the visitor's armpit, sniffed, then jerked back his head and sneezed explosively.

    Drums of Autumn

  • He laid his nose upon his feet, but kept his ears cocked, lip raised over one eyetooth in case he should be called upon to rend the visitor limb from limb.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • But he also knew that when a dog lowers his head and growls, showing his eyetooth, he means business.

    His Dog

  • One slash of her curving eyetooth laid bare his cheek.

    Further Adventures of Lad

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