As nouns the difference between jaw and gnathoplasty
is that jaw
is one of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth while gnathoplasty
is (surgery) surgery of the jaw.
As a verb jaw
is to assail or abuse by scolding.
One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
The part of the face below the mouth.
(figuratively) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.
- His jaw dropped in amazement.
A notch or opening.
A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.
- the jaws''' of a pass; the '''jaws''' of darkness; the '''jaws of death.
One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them.
- the jaw of a railway-car pedestal.
(nautical) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
(slang, dated) Impudent or abusive talk.
- the jaws''' of a vise; the '''jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
(slang) Axle guard.
* make someone's jaw drop
To assail or abuse by scolding.
To scold; to clamor.
(informal) To talk; to converse.
(snooker, transitive, intransitive) (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.
(surgery) Surgery of the jaw.