[ jaw-brey-ker ]
/ ˈdʒɔˌbreɪ kər /
Informal. a word that is hard to pronounce: real jawbreakers like "antidisestablishmentarianism" or "antiangiogenic."
a very hard, usually round, candy.
Also called jaw crusher. Mining. a machine used to break up ore, consisting of a fixed plate and a hinged jaw moved by a toggle joint.
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OTHER WORDS FROM jawbreakerjawbreaking, adjectivejaw·break·ing·ly, adverb
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In fact, she almost did forget them once or twice at moments when Janet McFadden was busy sucking the jaw-breaker.A Little Question in Ladies' Rights|Parker Fillmore
British Dictionary definitions for jawbreaker
/ (ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪkə) /
Also called: jawcrusher a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
informal a word that is hard to pronounce
Derived forms of jawbreakerjawbreaking, adjectivejawbreakingly, adverb
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