axletooth

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English axyltothe, of North Germanic origin, from axyl, from Old Norse jaxl ‎(a jaw-tooth, grinder) + Middle English tothe ‎(tooth). Cognate with Scots assletuith, asseltuith ‎(molar, axletooth). Compare also Danish axeltand ‎(molar, axletooth), Swedish oxeltand ‎(molar, axletooth).

Noun[edit]

axletooth ‎(plural axleteeth)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A molar tooth; molar.

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