lantern jaw


Definition of lantern jaw

: an undershot jaw

Other Words from lantern jaw

lantern-jawed \ ˈlan-​tərn-​ˌjȯd How to pronounce lantern jaw (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lantern jaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their quarterback was a senior from Ferndale, Wash., with a lantern jaw and a laser-rocket right arm. Jeff Duncan,, 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of lantern jaw

1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lantern jaw was in 1711

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“Lantern jaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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