Jaw

Definition of Jaw

Pronunciation: jạ
n.1.
1.(Anat.) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
2.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.
3.(Mach.) A notch or opening.
4.(Naut.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
5.Impudent or abusive talk.
Jaw bit
(Railroad) a bar across the jaws of a pedestal underneath an axle box.
Jaw breaker
a word difficult to pronounce.
Jaw rope
(Naut.) a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to the mast.
Jaw tooth
a molar or grinder; a back tooth.
v. i.1.To scold; to clamor.
[imp. & p. p. Jawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jawing.]
2.To talk idly, long-windedly, or without special purpose.
v. t.1.To assail or abuse by scolding.

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