Tusk Tusk, n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See {Tush} a tooth.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A toothshell, or Dentalium; -- called also {tusk-shell}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Carp.) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth. [1913 Webster]

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