Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a jaw or jaws, especially of a specified kind. Often used in combination: slack-jawed; the jawed fishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having jaws
  • adj. having a specified type of jaw

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having jaws; -- chiefly in composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having jaws; having jaws of a specified kind: as, heavy-jawed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of animals having jaws of a specified type

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Examples

  • The four passengers with me "jawed" me quite enough to "extract" the patience of an ancient Job for having treated government property to a watery burial in Red river.

    The Second William Penn A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail

  • Men began to say that he 'jawed' too much and would not let them go to bed, little knowing how he used to try to prolong a conversation so that he might not be left alone with a horrible fear always ready to pounce upon him when night fell, and when only the thud of the engines playing some maddening tune broke the silence.

    Peter and Jane or The Missing Heir

  • A girl of his own class would have flashed at him, probably would have "jawed" him.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • Although Mr. Lillyworth knew very well that Pink Mulgrum was deaf and dumb, he "jawed" at him as though his hearing was as perfect as his own, doubtless forgetting for the moment his infirmity.

    On The Blockade

  • The latter pretended to be at work, and occasionally the second lieutenant "jawed" at him for his clumsiness in lacing the sailcloth.

    On The Blockade

  • He also complained that she was as "cross as Bedlam" to him, and "jawed" him whenever he entered the kitchen.

    Oscar The Boy Who Had His Own Way

  • Captain Rosser several times countermanded orders given by his chief officer -- an experienced seaman -- and bullied and "jawed" his crew in the most pompous and irritating manner, and finally when we succeeded in getting the vessel off the reef with the loss of her false keel and rudder, and were towing her into smooth water inside the reef, he came for'ard, and abruptly desired our chief mate to cease towing, as he meant to anchor.

    "Pig-Headed" Sailor Men From "The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton and Other Stories" - 1902

  • The chisel-jawed author of among numerous others Awaken the Giant Within, famous for having participants in his expensive seminars walk barefoot across hot coals, is a dispenser of some remarkably preposterous advice.

    The 10 best self-help gurus

  • Yet, in the midst of the celebrity, the square-jawed advertisements and the hassling from his teammates for free Ugg boots "We all wanted them as soon as he signed that deal," running back Sammy Morris said, Mr. Brady really is a transformational quarterback.

    Brady Is Hogging All the Superlatives

  • Carl peeked: He could see the face of a firm-jawed cowboy.

    Power Ballad (Revised)

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