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noun (often Territorial)
  1. a non-professional member of a Territorial Army
adjective (sometimes Territorial)
  1. of, relating to, or restricted to a specific geographic area, or territory
  1. (often capitalized) organized for home defence - such as the Territorial Army
  2. (biology) displaying territoriality
     
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noun 
  1. (biology) a pattern of behaviour in animals that defines and defends a territory; more typical of males
    1. the legal status of a territory
     
territory Tweet Definition of territory Like Definition of territory on Facebook
noun (territories)
  1. A large extent or tract of land; a region; a country; a district.
     
top dog Tweet Definition of top dog Like Definition of top dog on Facebook
noun 
  1. (idiom) the boss, the leader (of the pack)
  2. (idiom) in a competition, the one expected to win
     
tusk Tweet Definition of tusk Like Definition of tusk on Facebook
noun 
  1. One of a pair of elongated pointed tooth, teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar.
Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the 'backbone' of the legal ivory trade.
  1. A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.
verb 
  1. To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
     
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noun 
  1. The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
     

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