- 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.
Origin of jawbreaker
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Contemporary Examples of jawbreaker
His title is a jawbreaker: director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.Obama's Slavery Czar
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Historical Examples of jawbreaker
- Also called: jawcrusher a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
- informal a word that is hard to pronounce
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