jawbreaker

jawbreaker

[jaw-brey-ker]
noun
1.
Informal. a word that is hard to pronounce.
2.
a very hard, usually round, candy.
3.
Also called jaw crusher. Mining. a machine used to break up ore, consisting of a fixed plate and a hinged jaw moved by a toggle joint.

Origin:
1830–40; jaw1 + breaker1

jawbreaking, adjective
jawbreakingly, adverb
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jawbreaker (ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪkə)
 
n
1.  Also called: jawcrusher a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
2.  informal a word that is hard to pronounce
 
'jawbreaking
 
adj
 
'jawbreakingly
 
adv

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