adjective Date: 1849 having long sharp canine teeth

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  • saber-toothed — [sā′bərto͞otht΄] adj. designating various animals with long, curved upper canine teeth …   English World dictionary

  • saber-toothed — adjective having teeth that resemble sabers a saber toothed tiger • Syn: ↑sabertoothed, ↑sabre toothed • Similar to: ↑toothed * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having long trenchant canine teeth …   Useful english dictionary

  • saber-toothed — adj. Saber toothed is used with these nouns: ↑tiger …   Collocations dictionary

  • saber-toothed — sa′ber toothed adj. zool. having long, saberlike upper canine teeth, sometimes extending below the margin of the lower jaw • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • saber-toothed — /say beuhr toohtht /, adj. having long, saberlike upper canine teeth, sometimes extending below the margin of the lower jaw. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • saber-toothed — adjective Having long, sharp, curved fangs …   Wiktionary

  • saber-toothed cat — saber toothed tiger or saber toothed cat, a large, extinct, catlike carnivorous mammal whose upper canine teeth were very long and curved. There were several kinds …   Useful english dictionary

  • saber-toothed tiger — n. any of various extinct cats, closely resembling the tiger, but with a more massive body, shorter legs and tail, and long, curved upper canine teeth: found from the Oligocene to the Pleistocene, and of wide distribution …   English World dictionary

  • Saber-toothed cat — The terms saber toothed cat, sabertooth, and saber toothed tiger describe numerous species, mainly in the families Felidae (subfamily Machairodontinae), Barbourofelidae, and Nimravidae, but also including two marsupial families, that lived during …   Wikipedia

  • saber-toothed tigers — Machaerodus Ma*ch[ae] ro*dus (m[.a]*k[=e] r[ o]*d[u^]s), Machairodus Ma*chai ro*dus (m[.a]*k[imac] r[ o]*d[u^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ma chaira dagger + odoy s tooth.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct mammals allied to the cats, and having in the upper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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