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jawbone

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noun jaw·bone \ˈjȯ-ˌbōn\

Definition of jawbone

  1. :  jaw 1a; especially :  mandible

15th Century

First Known Use of jawbone

15th century


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jawbone

verb jaw·bone

Definition of jawbone

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to speak forcefully and persuasively to <jawboned them into accepting the deal>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to talk especially forcefully and persuasively <jawboning about the tax cuts>

1965

First Known Use of jawbone

1965


JAWBONE Defined for English Language Learners

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jawbone

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noun jaw·bone \ˈjȯ-ˌbōn\

Definition of jawbone for English Language Learners

  • : the bone that forms the lower jaw


JAWBONE Defined for Kids

jawbone

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noun jaw·bone \ˈjȯ-ˌbōn\

Definition of jawbone for Students

  1. :  jaw 1


Medical Dictionary

jawbone

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noun jaw·bone \ˈjȯ-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn\

Medical Definition of jawbone

  1. :  jaw 1; especially :  mandible



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