Teat
Teat Teat (t[=e]t), n. [OE. tete, titte, AS. tit, titt; akin to LG. & OD. titte, D. tet, G. zitze: cf. F. tette, probably of Teutonic origin.] 1. The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the udder or breast of a mammal; a nipple; a pap; a mammilla; a dug; a tit. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mach.) A small protuberance or nozzle resembling the teat of an animal. [1913 Webster]


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  • Teat — is an alternative word for the nipple of a mammary gland, in humans referred to as a breast, from which milk is discharged. Similarly in cows, goats, etc., it is the projection from the udder through which milk is discharged. The rubber… …   Wikipedia

  • teat — (n.) mid 13c., from O.Fr. tete teat (12c.), from P.Gmc. *titta (source of O.E. titt, see TIT (Cf. tit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • teat — teat; teat·ed; …   English syllables

  • teat — [tēt] n. [ME tete < OFr < Gmc base akin to OE tit] 1. NIPPLE (sense 1) 2. any small projection like a teat …   English World dictionary

  • teat — [ti:t] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: tete] 1.) BrE the rubber part on a baby s bottle that the baby sucks milk from American Equivalent: nipple 2.) one of the small parts on a female animal s body that her babies suck milk from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • teat — [ tit ] noun count 1. ) one of the small pointed parts of a female animal s body through which a baby animal sucks milk 2. ) BRITISH the NIPPLE on a baby s bottle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • teat — ► NOUN 1) a nipple of the mammary gland of a female mammal. 2) Brit. a perforated plastic nipple shaped device by which an infant or young animal can suck milk from a bottle. ORIGIN Old French tete …   English terms dictionary

  • teat — [[t]ti͟ːt[/t]] teats 1) N COUNT A teat is a pointed part on the body of a female animal which her babies suck in order to get milk. 2) N COUNT A teat is a piece of rubber or plastic that is shaped like a teat, especially one that is fitted to a… …   English dictionary

  • teat — UK [tiːt] / US [tɪt] noun [countable] Word forms teat : singular teat plural teats 1) British a piece of rubber or plastic fixed to a bottle, through which a baby sucks milk or juice 2) one of the small pointed parts of a female animal s body… …   English dictionary

  • teat — noun Etymology: Middle English tete, in part from Old English tit; in part from Anglo French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English tit teat, Middle High German zitze Date: 12th century 1. the protuberance through which milk is drawn from an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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