n. A former, pre-metric unit of length in India, equal to approximately a quarter of an inch
A jow (also called a jacob) is an obsolete unit of length in India approximately equal 0.25 inch (about 0.63 cm). After metrication in India in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.
Jow may refer to:
- Jow (unit), an obsolete unit of length in India
- Jo L. Walton (born 1982), British poet also publishing as Jow Lindsay
- Jowulu language
- Malese Jow (born 1991), American actress and singer-songwriter
- Zhou (surname)
- Jow (colloquialism), a piece of gristle or cartilage found in cooked meat. As described by Madras Anglo Indians whilst eating their rice & curry. Eg. "What maa, full of jow in the curry today?".
Usage examples of "jow".
Torolf, Kirsten, and Dagny were in the library watching an action-adventure film on TV, with a worn-out Jow laid out at their feet, on his belly with his legs widespread like a rug.
I am going to give Jow the biggest, juiciest marrow bone when I see him tomorrow.
As soon as Jogeir placed her on her bare feet, she proceeded to give Jow, who was still bandaged and not his usual energetic self, some slurpy kisses.
Juanita was trying to hold Jow back by his collar, but the dog was wild with excitement.
Kirsten, and Dagny were in the library watching an action-adventure film on TV, with a worn-out Jow laid out at their feet, on his belly with his legs widespread like a rug.
But when the bell had done jowing, and we heard by the sounds of their feet that the elders had gone in to the kirk, we slipped down the stairs and out of the side door.