- one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something: the jaws of a vise.
- any of two or more protruding parts for attaching to or meshing with similar parts.
Origin of jaw1
OTHER WORDS FROM jawjawless, adjective
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How to use jaw in a sentence
Lemberg and his team initially thought that Tiktaalik might have used crocodile-like snapping motions to eat, given the apparent similarity of their jaws.This ancient fish-crocodile mashup snared its prey using a key adaptation|Kate Baggaley|February 3, 2021|Popular-Science
The jaw came from a mosasaur living at the very end of the Cretaceous Period.This ancient sea reptile had a slicing bite like no other|Jake Buehler|February 2, 2021|Science News
OpenAI’s GPT-3 algorithm collectively dropped jaws last year, both for its size—at the time, a record-setting 175 billion parameters—and its abilities.New ‘Liquid’ AI Learns Continuously From Its Experience of the World|Jason Dorrier|January 31, 2021|Singularity Hub
Most arthropods have jaws similar to ours, called mandibles.Explainer: Insects, arachnids and other arthropods|Curtis Segarra|January 19, 2021|Science News For Students
Neck massageIf you tend to clench your teeth to release stress, it’s very likely the muscles around your spine and right under your jaw feel stiff.
Aviation experts across the world experienced severe jaw dropping at this news.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It took me 1,015 strokes to see this shade of green in a world of orange, and my jaw nearly dropped.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The industry lore is downright jaw-dropping in the details of the cons known as “brick-in-box” returns.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even by the already money-drenched standards of American politics, the Eldridge campaign was a jaw-dropping spectacle to behold.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And soon all of America got to see Ray in the ring with Janay, hitting her with a shot in the jaw.
My coup-d'œil assured me that it was practicable to give to this feature the character of a projecting under-jaw.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He usually seizes his prey by the flank near the hind leg, or by the throat below the jaw.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
He had had his jaw smashed but I have seen men pull longer faces at breaking a collar stud.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He had a long pale face with an indifferent complexion and the common American lantern jaw.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The constable stared at the cadet for a moment and then his jaw dropped and likewise the club in his hand.The Mystery at Putnam Hall|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for jaw
- impudent talk; cheek
- idle conversation; chat
- moralizing talk; a lecture
- to talk idly; chat; gossip
- to lecture