Toothpick
Toothpick Tooth"pick`, n. A pointed instrument for clearing the teeth of substances lodged between them. [1913 Webster]

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  • toothpick — (n.) late 15c., from TOOTH (Cf. tooth) + PICK (Cf. pick) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • toothpick — ► NOUN ▪ a short pointed piece of wood or plastic used for removing bits of food lodged between the teeth …   English terms dictionary

  • toothpick — [to͞oth′pik΄] n. a very small, pointed stick for getting bits of food free from between the teeth …   English World dictionary

  • Toothpick — A toothpick is a small stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, metal or other substance used to remove detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal. A toothpick usually has one or two sharp ends to insert between teeth. They can also be used for picking …   Wikipedia

  • toothpick — UK [ˈtuːθˌpɪk] / US [ˈtuθˌpɪk] noun [countable] Word forms toothpick : singular toothpick plural toothpicks a thin pointed piece of wood or plastic used for removing bits of food from between your teeth …   English dictionary

  • toothpick — [[t]tu͟ːθpɪk[/t]] toothpicks N COUNT A toothpick is a small stick which you use to remove food from between your teeth …   English dictionary

  • toothpick — noun Date: 15th century a pointed instrument (as a slender tapering piece of wood) for removing food particles lodged between the teeth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toothpick — /toohth pik /, n. a small pointed piece of wood, plastic, etc., for removing substances, esp. food particles, from between the teeth. [1480 90; TOOTH + PICK2] * * * …   Universalium

  • toothpick — noun A small, usually wooden stick, often pointed at both ends, for removing food residue from the area between the teeth. See Also: tooth, pick …   Wiktionary

  • toothpick — tooth·pick .pik n a pointed instrument (as a slender tapering piece of wood) used for removing food particles lodged between the teeth …   Medical dictionary

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