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Jaw

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(1):

(n.) A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard.

(2):

(n.) A notch or opening.

(3):

(n.) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

(4):

(n.) Impudent or abusive talk.

(5):

(n.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

(6):

(n.) One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.

(7):

(n.) Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering.

(8):

(n.) In the plural, the mouth.

(9):

(v. t.) To assail or abuse by scolding.

(10):

(v. i.) To scold; to clamor.

(11):

(n.) Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Jaw'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/j/jaw.html. 1828.

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