\ ˈjȯd How to pronounce jawed (audio) \

Definition of jawed

: having jaws jawed fishes usually used in combination square-jaweda three-jawed chuck

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Every single in-game model, from huge wooden shacks to flying spaceships, and from slack-jawed yokels to individual blades of grass, has been handsomely redrawn by this remaster's development team. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "After 8Chan-gate, THQN unveils stirring anti-Nazi game set in 1930s Germany," 11 June 2019 About the theme of old and new: There were ruddy-faced, locked-jawed royal family members in morning coats, and a few in top hats. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle," 19 May 2018 Cable pops onto the scene as the kid’s nemesis, and as a lumbering, square-jawed compendium of knowing clichés. New York Times, "Review: ‘Deadpool 2’ Has More Swearing, Slicing and Dicing from Ryan Reynolds," 14 May 2018 Certain short- or snub-nosed dogs and cats, as well as strong-jawed dog breeds, will be banned. David Meyer, Fortune, "United Will Soon Allow Some Cats and Dogs Back Into Its Cargo Holds. Here Are the New Rules.," 2 May 2018 The other deckhands were Ray Vincler, a 32-year-old local raised in the tiny village of Akutan, just one island over from Unalaska, and Kai Hamik—the youngest, at 29—a square-jawed former college baseball player from Arizona. Outside Online, "In Search of the Vanished Destination," 17 Apr. 2018 As Mattis and other top officials cast their eyes downward and assumed clenched-jawed expressions, Trump tore into his attorney general, deputy attorney general and former FBI director in a strident, partisan attack. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Trump pushes ahead with Syria strikes amid broader tumult," 13 Apr. 2018 Townes told reporters that Porter Moser, the checker-jacketed, square-jawed coach of the Ramblers, asked his players to keep their heads held high in his postgame speech. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "When the tears dried, Loyola realized its place in college basketball lore," 31 Mar. 2018 Jake is reunited with his old rival, square-jawed square Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), while Amara is stuck with a bunch of gung-ho young cadets. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: 'Pacific Rim Uprising' punches you in the face with its monstrous nonsense," 21 Mar. 2018

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circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jawed was circa 1529

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\ ˈjȯd How to pronounce jawed (audio) \

Medical Definition of jawed

: having jaws jawed fishes usually used in combination square-jawed

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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