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The Definition of - jaw (noun)

    noun
    1.
    either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth.
    2.
    the part of the face covering these bones, the mouth, or the mouth parts collectively:
    My jaw is swollen.
    3.
    jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws or evoking the concept of grasping and holding:
    the jaws of a gorge; the jaws of death.
    4.
    Machinery.
    1. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something:
      the jaws of a vise.
    2. any of two or more protruding parts for attaching to or meshing with similar parts.
    5.
    Often, jaws. Also called throat. Nautical. a forked piece at the end of a gaff, fitting halfway around the mast.
    6.
    Slang.
    1. idle talk; chatter.
    2. impertinent talk.
    verb (used without object)
    7.
    Slang.
    1. to talk; chat; gossip.
    2. to scold or use abusive language.
    verb (used with object)
    8.
    Slang. to scold.

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Word Origin & History of - jaw

    Word Origin & History of jaw

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