Adjective "Toothed" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/tuːθt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'It's a documentary type thing speculating how ancient man coped with - and generally killed off - whopping great spiky toothed animals back in the dawn of time.'
  2. 'They get a chance to cross-examine that with a fine toothed comb.'
  3. 'I can still see that curly dougla head of hair and white toothed smile of my business teacher as he spoke about marketing, selling and advertising.'
  4. 'We acquired rage to help us kill sabre - toothed tigers; when the fight was over our brains would send the all - clear message to our bodies.'
  5. 'The sperm whale, a toothed mammal whose lower jaw resembles a vast surfboard with peaked crenellations at its edges, has been found at 3000 metres.'
  6. 'A toothed rack rail is laid in the middle of the track on the slopes and the pinions attached to the engine engage with the teeth of the rack bars and enable the engine to pull itself and its load up.'
  7. 'Some horror films provide us with a link back to our primal and savage past, when homo sapiens were at the mercy of a confusing and barely understood world, chock full of sharp toothed predators on the look out for some bi-pedal protein.'
  8. 'I told him that in the summertime I've had fresh sugarcane drinks at Quang Deli in south Minneapolis, where they roll the cane through a kind of toothed press, extracting the juice.'
  9. 'Gail said parents should check heads at least every couple of days using a fine toothed or ‘detector’ comb and then remove them using a ‘nit comb’, lotion or shampoo.'
  10. 'It bears small, rather insignificant flowers with a collar of white-veined deeply toothed bracts above impressive prickly glaucous greyish-green leaves.'

Definitions

1. (in most vertebrates) one of the hard bodies or processes usually attached in a row to each jaw, serving for the prehension and mastication of food, as weapons of attack or defense, etc., and in mammals typically composed chiefly of dentin surrounding a sensitive pulp and covered on the crown with enamel.

2. (in invertebrates) any of various similar or analogous processes occurring in the mouth or alimentary canal, or on a shell.

3. any projection resembling or suggesti

More examples(as adjective)

"descents can be toothed with rocks."

"whales can be toothed."

"wheels can be toothed."

"edges can be toothed."

"birds can be toothed."

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Origin

(tooth)