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jaw


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jaw  \Jaw\,  n.  [A  modification  of  chaw,  formed  under  the 
  influence  of  F.  joue  the  cheek.  See  {Chaw},  {Chew}.] 
  1.  (Anat.) 
  a  One  of  the  bones,  usually  bearing  teeth,  which  form 
  the  framework  of  the  mouth. 
  b  Hence  also  the  bone  itself  with  the  teeth  and 
  covering. 
  c  In  the  plural,  the  mouth. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Anything  resembling  the  jaw  of  an  animal  in  form  or 
  action  esp.,  pl.,  the  mouth  or  way  of  entrance;  as  the 
  jaws  of  a  pass;  the  jaws  of  darkness;  the  jaws  of  death. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Mach.) 
  a  A  notch  or  opening. 
  b  A  notched  or  forked  part  adapted  for  holding  an 
  object  in  place  as  the  jaw  of  a  railway-car 
  pedestal.  See  {Axle  guard}. 
  b  One  of  a  pair  of  opposing  parts  which  are  movable 
  towards  or  from  each  other  for  grasping  or  crushing 
  anything  between  them  as  the  jaws  of  a  vise,  or  the 
  jaws  of  a  stone-crushing  machine. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  The  inner  end  of  a  boom  or  gaff,  hollowed  in  a 
  half  circle  so  as  to  move  freely  on  a  mast. 
 
  5.  Impudent  or  abusive  talk.  [Slang]  --H.  Kingsley. 
 
  {Jaw  bit}  (Railroad),  a  bar  across  the  jaws  of  a  pedestal 
  underneath  an  axle  box. 
 
  {Jaw  breaker},  a  word  difficult  to  pronounce.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jaw  \Jaw\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jawed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jawing}.] 
  To  scold;  to  clamor.  [Law] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jaw  \Jaw\,  v.  t. 
  To  assail  or  abuse  by  scolding.  [Law] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jaw 
  n  1:  the  part  of  the  skull  of  a  vertebrate  that  frames  the  mouth 
  and  holds  the  teeth 
  2:  the  bones  of  the  skull  that  frame  the  mouth  and  serve  to 
  open  it  the  bones  that  hold  the  teeth 
  3:  one  or  both  of  the  opposing  parts  of  a  tool  that  close  to 
  hold  an  object  [syn:  {jaws}] 
  v  1:  chew  the  fat;  shoot  the  breeze  [syn:  {chat},  {confabulate}, 
  {confab},  {chitchat},  {chatter},  {chaffer},  {natter},  {gossip}, 
  {claver},  {visit}] 
  2:  talk  incessantly  and  tiresomely  [syn:  {yack},  {yack  away},  {rattle 
  on},  {yap  away}] 
  3:  chew  (food);  "He  jawed  his  bubble  gum"  [syn:  {chew},  {masticate}, 
  {manducate}] 
  4:  censure  severely  or  angrily;  "The  mother  scolded  the  child 
  for  entering  the  stranger's  car";  "The  deputy  ragged  the 
  Prime  Minister";  "The  customer  dressed  down  the  waiter  for 
  bringing  cold  soup";  check"  is  archaic  [syn:  {rebuke},  {check}, 
  {rag},  {reproof},  {lecture},  {reprimand},  {dress  down},  {scold}, 
  {chide},  {berate},  {bawl  out},  {remonstrate},  {chew  out}, 
  {chew  up},  {have  words},  {lambaste},  {lambast}] 




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