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- n. One of the pointed teeth behind the incisors and in front of the premolar teeth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a tooth situated between the incisor and bicuspid teeth, so called because well developed in dogs; usually, the third tooth from the front on each side of each jaw; an eyetooth, or the corresponding tooth in the lower jaw.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
So called because canine teeth are prominent in dogs and cats. (Wiktionary)
Sneering, Defiance: Uncovering the canine tooth on one side.
The expression of a half-playful sneer graduates into one of great ferocity when, together with a heavily frowning brow and fierce eye, the canine tooth is exposed.