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Meaning of JOWL

Pronunciation:  jawl

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  1. \Jowl\, n. [For older chole, chaul, AS. ceaft jaw. Cf.
    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.
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