[ jaw-brey-ker ]
/ ˈdʒɔˌbreɪ kər /
Informal. a word that is hard to pronounce.
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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Related formsjaw·break·ing, adjectivejaw·break·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for jaw-breaker
/ (ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪkə) /
Also called: jawcrusher a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
informal a word that is hard to pronounce
Derived Formsjawbreaking, adjectivejawbreakingly, adverb
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