toothpick

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English[edit]

Photograph of a container full of wooden toothpicks.
Toothpicks

Etymology[edit]

tooth +‎ pick

Noun[edit]

toothpick (plural toothpicks)

  1. A small, usually wooden, stick, often pointed at both ends, for removing food residue from between the teeth.

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Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg toothpick on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb[edit]

toothpick (third-person singular simple present toothpicks, present participle toothpicking, simple past and past participle toothpicked)

  1. (transitive) To spear (food) on a toothpick.
  2. (transitive) To transfer (a sample of bacteria, etc.) by means of a toothpick.

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