jaw

Part of speech: noun

One of the bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set; also such bone with its attachments.

Part of speech: noun

Anything like or suggesting such an organ, as one of the gripping parts of a vise; often used figuratively; as, the jaws of death.

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Usage examples "jaw":

  1. " The night's as thick as a wolf's jaw," said the voice of Pille- Miche. - "The Chouans", Honore de Balzac.
  2. The King of Spain is not handsome, but he has charming manners and a determined jaw and a very sympathetic smile. - "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.
  3. Then I looked around- nothin' in sight; I raised my eyes and my jaw dropped. - "Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters", Henry Wallace Phillips.