\ ˈjȯd How to pronounce jawed (audio) \

Definition of jawed

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

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Recent Examples on the Web But the muscular, chisel-jawed man of the cloth has become an unlikely lockdown celebrity, turning heads for more than just his sermons. The Economist, "Your own personal Jesus Online services swell the Church of England’s congregations," 4 June 2020 Michael Shannon's best of all, bringing a combustible energy to his hard-jawed hawk of a small-town police chief, who becomes suspicious of the new preacher (Shea Whigham) on the block. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to stream (and skip) on Netflix and Amazon Prime this weekend," 17 Apr. 2020 The square-jawed Ohio congressman used to coach wrestling and understands that conflict — even in government proceedings — is a matter of physics: leverage, pressure, aggression, submission. Washington Post, "Jim Jordan used to torment GOP leadership. Now he’s leading them in defending Trump.," 21 Nov. 2019 Up by the cockpit, a square-jawed jock raced to strap himself into a vertical rowing machine. Nicola Twilley, Wired, "Algae Caviar, Anyone? What We'll Eat on the Journey to Mars," 11 Feb. 2020 His paintings have kind of a Warner Sallman vibe to them, the American painter whose bearded, strong-jawed Head of Christ painting became the default portrayal of Jesus in American Christianity. Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post, "A short journey into the MAGA Internet’s obsession with Swole Trump," 27 Nov. 2019 Research showed how square-jawed men negotiated higher signing-on bonuses for themselves than longer-faced round-jawed peers. The Economist, "The eyes have it," 8 Sep. 2019 Some got more than two feet long; others were festooned in curving spines that were likely used to dissuade jawed fish and other would-be predators. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Fossil 'conga lines' reveal origins of animal swarms," 17 Oct. 2019 Ciccarone’s plea for a new drug policy paradigm is the anathema to the square-jawed enforcers among Washington’s consultant class. Zachary Siegel, The New Republic, "How the Drug War Blob Took Over The Washington Post," 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of jawed

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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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 15 Aug. 2020.

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Medical Definition of jawed

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

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