Crossword clues for jaw
- Vise part
- Part of the head that moves when you talk
- Hook connection point
- Uppercut target
- *It moves up and down when you talk
- Tyrannosaurus rex had a big one
- Prominent crocodile feature
- Pliers part
- Part of a 53-Down
- What may drop in disbelief
- Boxer's target
- Pliers feature
- It's got teeth
- Holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
- The part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
- The bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it
- The bones that hold the teeth
- Masseter's locale
- Yak or chin
- Mandible or maxilla
- Word with bone or breaker
- Part of a vise
- Gab at length
- Chew the rag
- Chew the fat
- Shoot the breeze
- Leno's got a big one
- Head bone
- Hook target
- Long feature of a crocodile
- Where a sock may go?
- Talk, talk, talk
- Talking point?
- It may be cut by an uppercut
- Slugger's target
- Big part of a dinosaur skeleton
- Target of a punch, maybe
- What the teeth are connected to
- Paleontologist's discovery
- Part of a dinosaur find
- Hinged apparatus
- Be windy
- Wrench part
- Target of many a boxing blow
- Talk on and on, slangily
- Big part of a crocodile
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jaw \Jaw\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Jawing.]
To scold; to clamor. [Law]
To talk idly, long-windedly, or without special purpose.
Jaw \Jaw\ (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See Chaw, Chew.]
One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering.
In the plural, the mouth.
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.
A notch or opening.
A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard. (b) 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.
(Naut.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
Impudent or abusive talk. [Slang]
Jaw bit (Railroad), a bar across the jaws of a pedestal underneath an axle box.
Jaw breaker, a word difficult to pronounce. [Obs.]
Jaw rope (Naut.), a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to the mast.
Jaw tooth, a molar or grinder; a back tooth.
Jaw \Jaw\, v. t. To assail or abuse by scolding. [Law]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, "to catch in the jaws, devour," from jaw (n.). In slang from 1748, "to gossip, to speak" 1810, "to scold." Related: Jawed; jawing. Hence 19c. U.S. slang jawsmith "talkative person" (1887).
n. 1 One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. 2 The part of the face below the mouth. 3 (context figuratively English) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance. 4 A notch or opening. 5 A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place. 6 One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them. 7 (context nautical English) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast. 8 (context slang dated English) Impudent or abusive talk. 9 (context slang English) axle guard. 10 (context snooker English) The curved part of the cushion#snooker marking the entry to the pocket. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To assail or abuse by scolding. 2 (context intransitive English) To scold; to clamor. 3 (context intransitive informal English) To talk; to converse. 4 (context snooker transitive intransitive English) (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.
v. talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, claver, visit]
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" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]
n. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object [syn: jaws]
The jaw is any opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food. The term jaws is also broadly applied to the whole of the structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of most animals.
Usage examples of "jaw".
He urged her back against the closed door and kissed her neck, the bristle from his shaven jaw abrading her and making her skin tingle.
Though usually in such cases the growth is of an unbalanced or localized sort, as in acromegaly, where the bones of the hands or jaw become abnormally enlarged.
As the humans whipped around the outer edges of the dancing whirlpool, the afanc swam in quick lunges and ripped them free in its jaws.
Is there not something horrible in the look and sound of the word afanc, something connected with the opening and shutting of immense jaws, and the swallowing of writhing prey?
They were maras, a sort of agouti, a little larger than their congeners of tropical countries, regular American rabbits, with long ears, jaws armed on each side with five molars, which distinguish the agouti.
But Rae had lived through the inverted version of Alameda, and the closer she got to the old neighborhood, the tighter she clenched her jaw.
Ialdabaeoth burst from the alembic in a shattering of glass and a sulfurous stench, already the size of a bear and still growing as it reared up, fanged jaws agape.
Ray saw Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.
Keene set his jaw and knew what he was thinking: no one could mix grandiosity and arrogance like Fredrick Van Alman and, yes, sometimes you wanted to punch out his lights.
His bold cheekbones, aggressive nose, and strong jaw were as exotic, compelling, and mysterious to Amaryllis as the alien artifacts themselves.
I have been dutifull, and you so loving and kinde as to save me from the jaws of death, help me now to protect my honour, convey me hence, let me not live here to please his appetite, but cast me to some unknown place, where like an Anchoret I may live from all the World, and never more to see the face of Man, for in that name all horrour strikes my Senses, and makes my Soul like to some furious thing, so affrighted it hath been.
The Germans held stubbornly on to the jaws of the gap at Falaise and Argentan, and, giving priority to their armour, tried to extricate all that they could.
The articular and quadrate bones of her jaw were crushed, with additional comprehensive damage to the structure of the dentary plate.
And anyway, I was riled up by now so I jutted my jaw and stared at her, feeling faint because my heart was locked into atrial fibrillation.
As it tore down the autobahn toward Frankfurt, the bumping caused the heavy springs above the front wheels to retract slightly, crushing the small bulb between the jaws of the bomb trigger to fragments of glass.