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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If found to be a vertebrate, the Tully monster would fill a gap in evolutionary history, connecting jawless fish (such as lampreys and hagfish) to jawed fish. Jamie Dickman, Popular Science, 17 Apr. 2023 And all toothed animals living now—from trout to humans to crocodiles—appear to have descended from a single group of jawed fish, says University of Chicago paleontologist Yara Haridy, who was also not involved in the research. Daniel Leonard, Scientific American, 23 Nov. 2022 Ultimately, these movies are about our own connection to nature, and the more permutations in which Cameron explores this idea, the deeper and richer the series will likely become — making all that slack-jawed self-soiling all the more emotionally satisfying. Siddhant Adlakha, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2022 That includes reporters who were slack-jawed after Sykes relayed a story from his philosophy class about a Socrates dinner party in which it was suggested that love was a function of people being split in half at birth, creating the need for a counterpart to complete them. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2022 But here, Pine is called upon to be both a traditional square-jawed hero ready to save the world and the smart-ass comic relief looking out for No. 1. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2023 Photographs show a round, sturdy-jawed, tough yet cheerful young man, his eyes smiling even when his mouth isn’t. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 Unlike before, the Pilot also won't be mistaken for a minivan, mostly due to its square-jawed face and longer dash-to-axle ratio. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 24 Jan. 2023 The study revealing these finds, published this past September, emphasizes that scientists still have a lot to learn about the evolution of jawed vertebrates. Danielle Hall, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jawed was circa 1529

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“Jawed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jawed. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Medical Definition


: having jaws
jawed fishes
usually used in combination

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