eyetooth
noun Date: circa 1545 a canine tooth of the upper jaw

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Eyetooth — Eye tooth ([imac] t[=oo]th ), n.; pl. {Eyeteeth} ([imac] t[=e]th ) (Anat.) A canine tooth of the upper jaw. See {Teeth}. [1913 Webster] {To cut one s eyeteeth}, to become acute or knowing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyetooth — 1570s, so called for its position immediately under or next to the eye …   Etymology dictionary

  • eyetooth — [ī′to͞oth΄] n. pl. eyeteeth either of the two pointed teeth in the upper jaw between the bicuspids and the incisors; upper canine tooth cut one s eyeteeth to become experienced or sophisticated …   English World dictionary

  • Eyetooth — An upper canine tooth (an upper tooth immediately lateral to the second incisor). The eyetooth is indisputably a tooth but it has nothing whatsoever to do with the eye. It was named the eyetooth in the mistaken belief that it was connected to a… …   Medical dictionary

  • eyetooth — /uy toohth /, n., pl. eyeteeth / teeth /. 1. Dentistry. a canine tooth of the upper jaw: so named from its position under the eye. 2. cut one s eyeteeth, a. to gain sophistication or experience; become worldly wise. b. Also, cut one s eyeteeth on …   Universalium

  • eyetooth — noun a canine tooth of the upper jaw …   Wiktionary

  • eyetooth — eye·tooth || aɪ‚tuːθ n. pointed tooth located in the upper jaw approximately under the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eyetooth — eye•tooth [[t]ˈaɪˌtuθ[/t]] n. pl. teeth [[t] ˌtiθ[/t]] den a canine tooth of the upper jaw • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • eyetooth — /ˈaɪtuθ / (say uytoohth) noun (plural eyeteeth /ˈaɪtiθ/ (say uyteeth)) 1. a canine tooth, especially of the upper jaw (so named from its position under the eye). –phrase 2. cut one s eyeteeth, to become old and experienced enough to understand… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eyetooth —   Ole …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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