- one side of an opening, as a reveal.
- either of two similar faces of a projection, as a buttress or dormer.
- a piece of wood removed from the end of a timber in making a tenon.
- a piece of wood on either side of a mortise.
Idioms for cheek
Origin of cheek
OTHER WORDS FROM cheekcheek·less, adjective
Words nearby cheek
British Dictionary definitions for cheek by jowl
- either side of the face, esp that part below the eye
- either side of the oral cavity; side of the mouthRelated adjectives: buccal, genal, malar
Derived forms of cheekcheekless, adjective
Word Origin for cheek
Medical definitions for cheek by jowl
Cultural definitions for cheek by jowl
Situated side by side or in close contact: “The commuters were packed in the subway cheek by jowl.”
Idioms and Phrases with cheek by jowl (1 of 2)
Side by side, close together, as in In that crowded subway car we stood cheek by jowl, virtually holding one another up. This term dates from the 16th century, when it replaced cheek by cheek.
Idioms and Phrases with cheek by jowl (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with cheek
- cheek by jowl
- tongue in cheek
- turn the other cheek