Jaw vs Jawlike - What's the difference?

jaw | jawlike |


As a noun jaw

is one of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

As a verb jaw

is to assail or abuse by scolding.

As an adjective jawlike is

resembling a jaw or some aspect of one.

jaw

English

(wikipedia jaw)

Noun

(en noun)
  • One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
  • The part of the face below the mouth.
  • His jaw dropped in amazement.
  • (figuratively) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.
  • the jaws''' of a pass; the '''jaws''' of darkness; the '''jaws of death.
  • A notch or opening.
  • A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.
  • the jaw of a railway-car pedestal.
  • One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them.
  • the jaws''' of a vise; the '''jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
  • (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.
  • (slang) Axle guard.
  • Derived terms

    * jawbone * jaw-dropping * make someone's jaw drop * slack-jawed

    See also

    * chin

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • jawlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a jaw or some aspect of one.