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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 jaw /ˈʤɔ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 jaw /ˈʤɔ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jaw n.
 1.  Anat. (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth. (b) Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and covering. (c) In the plural, the mouth.
 2.  Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
 3.  Mach. (a) A notch or opening. (b) A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard. (b) One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
 4.  Naut. The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
 5.  Impudent or abusive talk. [Slang]
 Syn: -- lip.
 Jaw bit Railroad, a bar across the jaws of a pedestal underneath an axle box.
 Jaw breaker, a word difficult to pronounce. [Obs.]
 Jaw rope Naut., a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to the mast.
 Jaw tooth, a molar or grinder; a back tooth.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jaw, v. i.  [imp. & p. p. Jawed p. pr. & vb. n. Jawing.]
 1. To scold; to clamor. [Law]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jaw, v. t. To assail or abuse by scolding. [Law]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth
           and holds the teeth
      2: the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to
         open it; the bones that hold the teeth
      3: holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing
         parts of a tool that close to hold an object [syn: jaws]
      v 1: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
           men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
           [syn: chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
            confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip,
            claver, visit]
      2: talk incessantly and tiresomely [syn: yack, yack away, rattle
         on, yap away]
      3: chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and
         don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
         [syn: chew, masticate, manducate]
      4: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
         for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
         Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for
         bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
         rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, dress
         down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out,
          remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,