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jaw

jaw

 
 
pronunciation:
jaw
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either or both of the two bones that frame the mouth and hold the teeth.
 
definition 2: the mouth and the parts that frame it.
He was hit in the jaw.
definition 3: either of two parts of a tool that close or grip like jaws, as on pliers.
Clara held a nut in the jaws of the nutcracker.
 
derivation: jawlike (adj.)
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