jaw-breaker

jaw-breaker
jawˈ-breaker noun
1. A heavy-duty rock-breaking machine with hinged jaws (also jawˈ-crusher)
2. A word hard to pronounce (also jawˈ-twister; informal)
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Main Entry:jaw

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  • Jaw breaker — Jaw Jaw (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See {Chaw}, {Chew}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • jaw-breaker —  Difficult word to pronounce, adj. jaw breaking Difficult to pronounce …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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  • jaw-breaker — Australian Slang 1. word hard to pronounce; 2. large, hard or sticky sweet …   English dialects glossary

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  • Jaw — (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See {Chaw}, {Chew}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the bone… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaw bit — Jaw Jaw (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See {Chaw}, {Chew}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaw rope — Jaw Jaw (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See {Chaw}, {Chew}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaw tooth — Jaw Jaw (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the influence of F. joue the cheek. See {Chaw}, {Chew}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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