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Definitions of jaw

  1. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. chew the fat; shoot the breeze Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. talk incessantly and tiresomely Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. In the plural, the mouth. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A notch or opening. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Impudent or abusive talk. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To scold; to clamor. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To assail or abuse by scolding. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA. Medical Dictionary DB
  21. Either of the bones of the mouth in which the teeth are placed; mouth maw. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. One of the two bony structures, in which the teeth are set, forming the framework of the mouth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. The bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set: the mouth: anything like a jaw. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Bone in which the teeth are set; mouth; cheek; anything like a jaw. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. One of the bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set; also such bone with its attachments. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Anything like or suggesting such an organ, as one of the gripping parts of a vise; often used figuratively; as, the jaws of death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The bones of the mouth in which the teeth are fixed; the mouth; anything like the jaw; the inner end of a boom or gaff. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A structure of vertebrates supported by bone or cartilage, naked or sheathed in horn, or bearing teeth or horny plates, forming part of the mouth, and helping to open or shut it; in invertebrates, a similarly placed structure. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  29. [Akin] A structure, of vertebrates, supported by bone or cartilage, naked or sheathed in horn, or bearing teeth or horny plates, forming part of mouth, and helping to open or shut it; a similarly placed structure in invertebrates. na
  30. jaw, n. the bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set: the mouth: anything like a jaw: (slang) talkativeness, scolding.--v.i. (slang) to scold.--ns. JAW'BONE, the bone of the jaw, in which the teeth are set; JAW'-BREAK'ER (slang), a word hard to pronounce.--adj. JAWED, having jaws: denoting the appearance of the jaws, as lantern-jawed.--n. JAW'FALL, a falling of the jaw: (fig.) depression of spirits.--adj. JAW'-FALL'EN, depressed in spirits: dejected.--ns. JAW'-FOOT, a foot-jaw, maxilliped; JAW'-L[=E]'VER, an instrument for opening the mouth of a horse or cow to admit medicine; JAW'-TOOTH, one of the double teeth, a grinder or molar.--BREAK-JAW WORD, a very long word, or one hard to pronounce; HOLD ONE'S JAW, to cease from talking or scolding. [Old spelling chaw, akin to chew.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. jaw, v.t. (Scot.) to pour out, throw out: splash.--ns. JAW'-BOX, JAW'-HOLE, a sink. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Lower, upper, j., two bones or sets of bones forming framework of mouth& masticating apparatus in vertebrates; j.-bone, each of the two bones forming lower jaw in most mammals, these two combined into one in others; (pl.) bones of mouth including teeth, mouth; (pl.) narrow mouth of valley, channel, &c.; (pl.) seizing members of machine, e.g. vice; (colloq.) loquacity, as hold your j., stop talking, (also) sermonizing talk, lecture; j.-breaker (colloq.), word hard to pronounce; (v.i.) speak esp. at tedious length; (v.t.) lecture. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. See Maxilla. American pocket medical dictionary.
  34. A bone or a bony structure forming; a portion, fixed or movable, of the apparatus by which the teeth are brought together; also, in the lower animals, any structure serving a similar purpose; of an instrument, either one of the opposing parts by which it is made to grasp an object. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. See Gaff. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  36. n. [French] The bone of the mouth in which the teeth are fixed ; hence, also,t he bone with its teeth and covering ; in the plural, the mouth ; - scolding ; abusive clamour ; - any thing resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. The bone of the mouth in which the teeth are fixed; the mouth. Complete Dictionary

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