noun Date: 1552 1. canine 1, eyetooth 2. an architectural ornament common in early English Gothic consisting usually of four leaves radiating from a raised point at the center 3. chiefly British houndstooth

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  • dogtooth — [dôg′to͞oth΄] n. pl. dogteeth 1. a canine tooth; eyetooth 2. an ornamental molding in some medieval buildings, consisting of a series of projections often resembling petals radiating from a raised center 3. HOUNDSTOOTH CHECK …   English World dictionary

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  • dogtooth — noun 1. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars • Syn: ↑canine, ↑canine tooth, ↑eyetooth, ↑eye tooth, ↑cuspid • Derivationally related forms: ↑cuspidal ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • dogtooth — dog·tooth || dÉ‘gtuːθ / dÉ’g n. tooth of a dog, canine tooth; architectural ornament; dogtooth violet (type of lily) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dogtooth — /dawg toohth , dog /, n. 1. Also, dog tooth. a canine tooth. 2. Archit. any of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usually formed by a radiating arrangement of four sculptured leaves, set close together in a concave molding, used esp. in… …   Universalium

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  • Dogtooth — decorative carved design of a line of four pointed stars set diagonally …   Medieval glossary

  • dogtooth — dog•tooth [[t]ˈdɔgˌtuθ, ˈdɒg [/t]] n. 1) den Also, dog′ tooth . a canine tooth 2) archit. one of a series of small pyramidal ornaments, usu. formed by a radiating arrangement of four sculptured leaves, used esp. in 13th century English… …   From formal English to slang

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