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[lan-tern-jawd] /ˈlæn tərnˌdʒɔd/
having a lantern jaw.
Origin of lantern-jawed
First recorded in 1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for lantern-jawed
Historical Examples
  • What she really is like, though, is a lantern-jawed young Botticelli Madonna.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • They were gaunt and lantern-jawed, and clothed in tattered buckskin.

    In the Old West George Frederick Ruxton
  • "Not much," said Nasmith, a lantern-jawed man with black hair.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • That he is extremely sallow, thin, long-faced, and lantern-jawed.

    Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens
  • The man referred to was a long, lank, lantern-jawed fellow with a cross-grained expression of countenance.

  • There was a thin, lantern-jawed old fellow sipping his chocolate before he resigned himself to sleep.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan Charles James Lever
  • And this lantern-jawed 76 fellow might possibly be a character actor of high ability.

  • The steward was a tall, lank, lantern-jawed man, whose cheek-bones were almost as prominent as his long nose.

    The Coming Wave Oliver Optic
  • Very rigidly and rather with the air of being peevish for some reason, a lantern-jawed person stood in the middle of the floor.

    Ladies and Gentlemen

    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • I ain't handsome, none never accused me of that crime, but I ain't lopsided an' lantern-jawed t' the extent she went.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for lantern-jawed


having a long hollow jaw that gives the face a drawn appearance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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