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Meaning of JOWL

Pronunciation:  jawl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the lower jawbone in vertebrates; it is hinged to open the mouth
  2. [n]  a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)
 

JOWL is a 4 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: jawbone, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, submaxilla
 
 See Also: articulator, bone, condylar process, condyloid process, coronoid process of the mandible, face, feature, gnathion, gonion, human face, jaw, lantern jaw, lineament, mandibular condyle, mandibular notch, os, pogonion, symphysion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Jowl\, n. [For older chole, chaul, AS. ceaft jaw. Cf.
    {Chaps}.]
    The cheek; the jaw. [Written also {jole}, {choule}, {chowle},
    and {geoule}.]
    
    {Cheek by jowl}, with the cheeks close together; side by
       side; in close proximity. ``I will go with three cheek by
       jole.'' --Shak. `` Sits cheek by jowl.'' --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Jowl\, v. t.
    To throw, dash, or knock. [Obs.]
    
          How the knave jowls it to the ground.    --Shak.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bank, bazoo, beam, border, broadside, chaps, cheek, chop, chops, coast, embouchure, flank, gab, gob, hand, handedness, haunch, hip, jaw, jaws, jowls, kisser, laterality, lips, mandibles, many-sidedness, maw, maxilla, mouth, mug, multilaterality, mush, muzzle, oral cavity, planking, premaxilla, profile, quarter, shore, side, siding, temple, trap, unilaterality, yap
 

 

 

 

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