verb (used with object), chinned, chin·ning.
- to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging by the hands), by bending the elbows.
- to raise (oneself) to this position.
verb (used without object), chinned, chin·ning.
- to suffer defeat; fail completely.
- to endure suffering or punishment.
Origin of chin
Related formschin·less, adjectiveun·der·chin, noun
Examples from the Web for chinless
The thing was chinless, and its small, foreheadless head surrounded its colossal body like a cannon ball on a hill top.The Monster Men|Edgar Rice Burroughs
She's a vague, chinless, pale-eyed creature, who talks through her nose and breathes through her mouth.Dear Enemy|Jean Webster
Its pointed, chinless face with its projecting teeth and glittering little beady eyes was that of a giant rodent.Devil Crystals of Arret|Hal K. Wells
Their chinless jaw-bones resemble the Heidelberg jaw-bone and are markedly unlike human jaw-bones.A Short History of the World|H. G. Wells
It was inevitable that his character should become as chinless as his face.The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon|Richard Connell
British Dictionary definitions for chinless (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for chinless (2 of 2)
verb chins, chinning or chinned
Word Origin for chin
Medicine definitions for chinless
Idioms and Phrases with chinless
see keep one's chin up; lead with one's chin; take it on the chin.