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2 entries found for jaw.
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Main Entry: 1jaw
Pronunciation: primarystressjodot
Function: noun
1 a : either of two structures of bone or cartilage of vertebrate animals that support the soft parts enclosing the mouth and usually bear teeth b : the parts making up the walls of the mouth and serving to open and close it -- usually used in plural c : any of various organs of invertebrate animals that serve the same purpose as the jaws of vertebrate animals
2 : something resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially : one of a set of opposing parts that open and close for holding or crushing something between them
- jawed /primarystressjodotd/ adjective

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