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Definition of jaw:

  1. A notch or opening.
  2. A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway- car pedestal. See Axle guard.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering.
  5. Impudent or abusive talk.
  6. In the plural, the mouth.
  7. 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.
  8. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
  9. The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
  10. To assail or abuse by scolding.
  11. To scold; to clamor.


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