Definition of Lantern-jawed

1. Adjective. Having a protruding jaw giving the face a gaunt appearance.




Definition of Lantern-jawed

1. Adjective. With a protruding or jutting lower jaw. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lantern-jawed

lanset
lansfordite
lansoprazole
lansquenet
lansquenets
lant
lantana
lantanas
lantanum
lantanuric
lantanuric acid
lanted
lanterloo
lantern
lantern-fly
lantern-jawed (current term)
lantern beetle
lantern beetles
lantern fish
lantern fly
lantern jaw
lantern jawed
lantern pinion
lantern slide
lantern wheel
lanterned
lanternfish
lanternfishes
lanterning
lanternless

Literary usage of Lantern-jawed

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1. Southern Literary Messenger (1850)
"I have observed several times a tall, stiff, lantern-jawed individual gazing upon the moving circle. I cannot undertake to designate his nationality, ..."

2. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
""My wife," said the tall, lantern jawed man, "is as womanly a woman as you could find, but she can hammer nails like lightning." "Wonderful! ..."

3. The Journals of Washington Irving (hitherto Unpublished) by Washington Irving (1919)
"Just then we meet old lantern-jawed man who had lost his horse — had just met ... lantern-jawed man was for tying him up and giving him a swing of rushes, ..."

4. My Company by Carroll Judson Swan (1918)
"Philip Lasell, formerly one of the "Merri Merri" in the Winter Garden shows back in the States, was always laughing, so he was "lantern-jawed Phil. ..."

5. My Company by Carroll Judson Swan (1918)
"The boys claimed they called him "lantern-jawed" because "it made his face light up." The next morning the French officers told us of the various works we ..."

6. The West Somerset Word-book: A Glossary of Dialectal and Archaic Words and by Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1886)
"lantern-jawed [lan-turn-jaa'd], adj. Thin-faced, having hollow-looking cheeks. (Very com.) Take an' bide 'ome an' mind thy ..."

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