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Meaning of CHIN

Pronunciation:  chin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the protruding part of the lower jaw
  2. [n]  Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
  3. [v]  in gymnastics: raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

CHIN is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chin up, Kuki, Kuki-Chin, mentum
 See Also: bring up, elevate, face, feature, get up, goatee, human face, Kamarupan, lift, lineament, raise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chin\, n. [AS. cin, akin to OS. kin, G kinn, Icel. kinn,
cheek, Dan. & Sw. kind, L. {gena}, Gr. ?; cf. Skr. hanu.
1. The lower extremity of the face below the mouth; the point
   of the under jaw.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The exterior or under surface embraced between
   the branches of the lower jaw bone, in birds.

 Definition: a bony projection of the lower border of the outside of the mandible.
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