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Definition of "toothpick" []

  • A small piece of wood or other material for removing food particles from between the teeth. (noun)
  • A small sharp sliver of wood, plastic, etc, used for extracting pieces of food from between the teeth (noun)

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Use "toothpick" in a sentence
  • "As a guy who has trouble whittling a toothpick from a willow stick, I was wowed by the process."
  • "Bake just until the tops feel firm and are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 22 minutes (If you put chocolate on yours, insert the toothpick from the side diagonally toward the center)."
  • "A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!"