Examples of maw in a Sentence
the gaping maw of the tiger
Recent Examples of maw from the Web
These new coin mining cards are just more food for that hungry maw.
The critter opens wide, and Womer shoves his head toward the gaping maw.
The Royals will send rookie right-hander Jake Junis into the maw on Tuesday night.
All of them, no doubt, are hoping for some productive time away from Washington and the hungry maw of Congress, the press, and late-night TV.
Many shop owners at first hesitated to speak with the league’s investigators, but eventually opened up and displayed their priciest fish maws.
Chinese culture has believed for centuries that the organ — known locally as gold coin fish maw — has lifesaving properties.
This weekend, it's been a popular refuge for the Coachellans who want to stay in one place and avoid the maw at the main stages.
In the gaping maw of the 5,000-seat Theater at Madison Square Garden, this big top feels little — and a little indistinct.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'maw'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of maw
Middle English, from Old English maga; akin to Old High German mago stomach, Lithuanian makas purse
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
MAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maw for English Language Learners
: the mouth, jaws, or throat of an animal
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up maw? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).