sabre-toothed cat

sabre-toothed cat

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  • sabre-toothed cat — ▪ subfamily of mammals  any of the extinct (extinction) catlike carnivores (carnivore) belonging either to the extinct family Nimravidae or the subfamily Machairodontinae of the cat family (Felidae (feline)). Named for the pair of elongated,… …   Universalium

  • sabre-toothed tiger — or sabre toothed cat Any of the extinct cat species forming the subfamily Machairodontinae. They had two long, bladelike canine teeth in the upper jaw. They lived from 36.6 million years ago to about 10,000 years ago, arising in North America and …   Universalium

  • sabre-toothed — sabretooth ► NOUN ▪ a large extinct carnivore of the cat family with massive curved upper canine teeth. DERIVATIVES sabre toothed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • sabre-toothed tiger — noun Any of numerous species of prehistoric cat like mammals. A cat of the Machairodontinae subfamily of the Felidae. Syn: sabre tooth …   Wiktionary

  • toothed — [to͞otht, to͞othd] adj. 1. having (a specified kind or number of) teeth: often used in hyphenated compounds [big toothed] 2. notched; indented * * * toothed (to͞otht, to͞othd) adj. Having teeth, especially of a certain number or type. Often used… …   Universalium

  • Cat (Red Dwarf) — Infobox character series=Red Dwarf name=The Cat first=The End last=Only the Good... portrayer=Danny John Jules (British version) Kōichi Yamadera (British version, Japanese dub) Hinton Battle (American version, first episode) Terry Farrell… …   Wikipedia

  • cat — /kat/, n., v., catted, catting. n. 1. a small domesticated carnivore, Felis domestica or F. catus, bred in a number of varieties. 2. any of several carnivores of the family Felidae, as the lion, tiger, leopard or jaguar, etc. 3. Slang. a. a… …   Universalium

  • Cat — /kat/ Trademark. a Caterpillar tractor. * * * I or feline Any member of the family Felidae, the most highly specialized group of mammalian carnivores. Modern type cats appeared in the fossil record about 10 million years ago. Cats in the genus… …   Universalium

  • CAT — 1. clear air turbulence. 2. Med. computerized axial tomography. Cf. CAT scanner. * * * I or feline Any member of the family Felidae, the most highly specialized group of mammalian carnivores. Modern type cats appeared in the fossil record about… …   Universalium

  • Sabre (disambiguation) — Sabre or Saber (see spelling differences) can refer to: * weapons and weapon systems ** Sabre, a type of sword ** Sabre (fencing), a sporting sword ** Sabre (tank) ** F 86 Sabre and F 100 Super Sabre jet fighters ** SS 20 Saber, NATO designation… …   Wikipedia

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