Definitions

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  • n. the lower part of the jaw

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lower jaw.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ jaw

Examples

  • With his Pulitzer Prize in biography, his boxy grey suits, his kindly Richard Kind underjaw, hollowed gaze, his website on Christian morality, his straight-arrow ethics, the journalistic establishment has awarded Jon Meacham one of the seats at the big table.

    Mr. Meacham's Magazine

  • With his carnation, bass drawl, broad bland face, and slight drop of the underjaw, he did not inspire her.

    Maid in Waiting

  • He let his head sink suddenly down and forward, hunching his shoulders and dropping his underjaw. —

    Ulysses

  • Molly, her underjaw stuck out, head back, about the farmer in the ridingboots and spurs at the horse show.

    Ulysses

  • The warder entered touching his forelock: a coarse, strongly built fellow, with a low forehead and the underjaw of a prize-fighter.

    Ultima Thule

  • "If that were wine, I'd tell you I was going to fit you up with wings like my girls", the teeth of Saba's underjaw showed in a savage grin,

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • Then seeing him secured, and to avenge the loss of Tyr's hand, the Gods took Tyr's sword and drove it to the hilt through his underjaw.

    The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths

  • He shot out his underjaw, and there was no sign of his usual good humor.

    The Sturdy Oak A composite Novel of American Politics by fourteen American authors

  • But Frank Shelton, a great burly man, with a cruel underjaw, held him firmly back by the arm.

    Edouard

  • He let his head sink suddenly down and forward, hunching his shoulders and dropping his underjaw.

    Ulysses

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