Definitions for: Jowl


[n] the lower jawbone in vertebrates; it is hinged to open the mouth
[n] a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)



Webster (1913) Definition: Jowl, n. [For older chole, chaul, AS. ceaft jaw. Cf.
Chaps.]
The cheek; the jaw. [Written also jole, choule, chowle,
and geoule.]

Cheek by jowl, with the cheeks close together; side by
side; in close proximity. ``I will go with three cheek by
jole.'' --Shak. `` Sits cheek by jowl.'' --Dryden.


Jowl, v. t.
To throw, dash, or knock. [Obs.]

How the knave jowls it to the ground. --Shak.

Synonyms: jawbone, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, submaxilla

See Also: articulator, bone, condylar process, condyloid process, coronoid process of the mandible, face, feature, gnathion, gonion, human face, jaw, lantern jaw, lineament, mandibular condyle, mandibular notch, os, pogonion, symphysion

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