jowl definition

  • noun:
    • The jaw, especially the lower jaw.
    • The cheek.
    • The skin beneath the lower jaw, particularly when plump or flaccid.
    • A fleshy part similar to a jowl, including the dewlap of a cow or even the wattle of a fowl.
    • the jaw, jawbone; particularly among the horizontal parts of the mandible.
    • the cheek; especially the cheek beef of a hog.
    • a fold of fatty skin beneath the chin, across the cheeks, or reduced jaw (as a dewlap, wattle, crop, or two fold chin).
    • cut of fish such as the head and adjacent parts
    • The cheek; the jaw.
    • The cheek.
    • The cheek or mind of a pig, salmon, etc., ready for dining table: as, jowl and greens is a Virginia dish.
    • a fullness and looseness associated with skin regarding the reduced cheek and jaw (characteristic of the aging process)
    • the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to start the lips
  • verb:
    • To put, dash, or knock.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To toss, dash, or hit.
  • others:
    • To hit or dash, given that jowl or mind; butt; clash with physical violence, as horns.
    • To scold; “jaw.”
    • In coal-mining, to hammer in the coal for the purpose of ascertaining exactly what thickness intervenes between two contiguous workings.

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