What does the word jowl mean?

Usage examples for jowl

  1. But here, before the play begun, my wife begun to complain to me of Willet's confidence in sitting cheek by jowl by us, which was a poor thing; but I perceive she is already jealous of my kindness to her, so that I begin to fear this girle is not likely to stay long with us. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. Jowl an' me an' the second hand went on deck t' keep her afloat. – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  3. Be careful not to mistake the white patches of snow on a sow's jowl for tusks. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers