jawlike

jawlike

[jaw-lahyk]
adjective
resembling a jaw or pair of jaws.

Origin:
jaw1 + -like

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jaw (dʒɔː)
 
n
1.  the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth. In higher vertebrates it consists of the upper jaw (maxilla) fused to the cranium and the lower jaw (mandible)Related: gnathal, gnathic
2.  the corresponding part of an invertebrate, esp an insect
3.  a pair or either of a pair of hinged or sliding components of a machine or tool designed to grip an object
4.  slang
 a.  impudent talk; cheek
 b.  idle conversation; chat
 c.  moralizing talk; a lecture
 
vb
5.  slang (intr)
 a.  to talk idly; chat; gossip
 b.  to lecture
 
Related: gnathal, gnathic
 
[C14: probably from Old French joue cheek; related to Italian gota cheek]
 
'jawlike
 
adj

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