jaw has definitions from the fields of anatomy,zoology,food
[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

His face was fuller ; his lips and the usually sharp lines of his jaw had become swollen looking .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

Once covertly looking at Simms_Purdew , the only man in the world whom he hated , he had seen the heavy , slack , bestubbled jaw open and close to emit the cruel , obscene banter , and had seen the pale blue eyes go watery with whisky and merriment , and suddenly he was not seeing the face of that vile creature .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

She swung her eyes up to the blue of the window , her jaws gently mashing the bitter beans .

[ verb ] talk incessantly and tiresomely

Related terms

talk yak

[ verb ] talk socially without exchanging too much information


"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

[ verb ] 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

[ noun ] the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

Related terms

feature face

[ verb ] (food) chew (food)


"He jawed his bubble gum" "Chew your food and don't swallow it!" "The cows were masticating the grass"

[ noun ] holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object