Definition of Jawbone

1. Noun. The jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth.




2. Verb. Talk idly or casually and in a friendly way. "Sam wants to jawbone with Sue "

Definition of Jawbone

1. n. The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.

Definition of Jawbone

1. Noun. The bone of the lower jaw, the mandible. ¹

2. Noun. Any of the bones in lower or upper jaw. ¹

3. Verb. To talk persistently to persuade a person or people to cooperate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jawbone

1. to attempt to convince [v -BONED, -BONING, -BONES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jawbone

jaw neoplasms
jaw reflex
jaw relation record
jaw repositioning
jaw skeleton
jaw winking
jawan
jawans
jawar
jawari
jawaris
jawbation
jawbations
jawblock
jawblocking
jawbone (current term)
jawboned
jawboner
jawboners
jawbones
jawboning
jawbonings
jawbox
jawboxes
jawbreaker
jawbreakers
jawdropping
jawdroppingly
jawed
jawfall

Literary usage of Jawbone

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1. Man Before Metals by Nicolas Joly (1889)
"Their doubts were principally due to the close resemblance which this jawbone bears, physically and anatomically, to other inferior ..."

2. The Coal Resources of the Clintwood and Bucu Quadrangles, Virginia by Henry Hinds, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"jawbone coal bed. The jawbone coal bed commonly lies above a coarse, ... The bed takes its name from jawbone Hollow, a tributary of Bull Run between ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"Then came the news that a human jawbone, supposed to be contemporary, had been found in the gravel at Moulin Quignon, Abbeville. Prestwich went with some ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1863)
"On the Fossil Human jawbone recently discovered in the Gravel near Abbeville," in a Letter to the President, by WB CARPENTER, MD, VPRS Received April 16, ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"The mechanical perfection of the arrangement is completed by the great development of the lower lip, which rises stiffly above the jawbone, and prevents the ..."

6. A Handbook of Scientific and Literary Bible Difficulties: Or, Facts and by Robert Tuck (1891)
"Moreover, the word translated " hollow," though it might represent the cavity in an ass's jawbone, might also represent the hollow in a valley, ..."

7. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead by James George Frazer (1913)
"Sometimes the corpse and afterwards the skull and jawbone are preserved, not in the house of the deceased, but in the oka or public canoe-house, ..."

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