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 for Snag tooth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Snag \Snag\, n. [Prov. E., n., a lump on a tree where a branch
     has been cut off; v., to cut off the twigs and small branches
     from a tree, of Celtic origin; cf. Gael. snaigh, snaidh, to
     cut down, to prune, to sharpen, p. p. snaighte, snaidhte, cut
     off, lopped, Ir. snaigh a hewing, cutting.]
     1. A stump or base of a branch that has been lopped off; a
        short branch, or a sharp or rough branch; a knot; a
        protuberance.
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              The coat of arms
              Now on a naked snag in triumph borne. --Dryden.
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     2. A tooth projecting beyond the rest; contemptuously, a
        broken or decayed tooth. --Prior.
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     3. A tree, or a branch of a tree, fixed in the bottom of a
        river or other navigable water, and rising nearly or quite
        to the surface, by which boats are sometimes pierced and
        sunk.
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     4. (Zool.) One of the secondary branches of an antler.
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     Snag boat, a steamboat fitted with apparatus for removing
        snags and other obstructions in navigable streams. [U.S.]
        
  
     Snag tooth. Same as Snag, 2.
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              How thy snag teeth stand orderly,
              Like stakes which strut by the water side. --J.
                                                    Cotgrave.
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