Part of speech: noun

A small silver, as of wood, for pocking the teeth.

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Usage examples "toothpick":

  1. A wooden toothpick is dipped into the acid and this is worked about in the wound. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  2. Lopez called, taking out a huge ivory toothpick which he shamelessly used. - "The Bad Man", Charles Hanson Towne.
  3. Mother has a headache, father's gone fishing in a boat, and I've a toothpick in my side. - "What Two Children Did", Charlotte E. Chittenden.