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Definition of "canine" [ca•nine]

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the canids. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being one of the pointed conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. (adjective)
  • An animal of the family Canidae, especially a dog. (noun)
  • One of the pointed, conical teeth located between the incisors and the first bicuspids. Also called cuspid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "canine" in a sentence
  • "I assume you know what the term canine is and regards to teath what they are for? and dont come back with, "for cutting lettuce""
  • "I assume you know what the term canine is and regards to teeth what they are for? and dont come back with, "for cutting lettuce""
  • ""It is the behavior of people that causes dog bites, dog maulings and what I call canine homicides.""