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jaw



Pronunciation: ( jô), [key]
n.
1. either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth.
2. the part of the face covering these bones, the mouth, or the mouth parts collectively: My jaw is swollen.
3. jaws,anything resembling a pair of jaws or evoking the concept of grasping and holding: the jaws of a gorge; the jaws of death.
4. Mach.
a. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something: the jaws of a vise.
b. any of two or more protruding parts for attaching to or meshing with similar parts.
5. Often, jaws. Also called throat. Naut.a forked piece at the end of a gaff, fitting halfway around the mast.
6. Slang.
a. idle talk; chatter.
b. impertinent talk.

v.i.
Slang.
a. to talk; chat; gossip.
b. to scold or use abusive language.

v.t.
Slang.to scold.

jaw



Pronunciation: ( jô), [key] Scot. and North Eng.

n.
a swelling wave of water; billow.

v.i.
(of liquid) to surge, splash, or dash forward, as in waves.

v.t.
to pour or splash (liquid).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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