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noun
  1. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
  2. The bone itself with the teeth and covering.
  3. (figuratively) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
  4. A notch or opening.
  5. A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car pedestal. See Axle guard.
  6. One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
  7. The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
  8. Impudent or abusive talk.
  9. (slang) Axle guard.
verb
  1. (transitive) To assail or abuse by scolding.
  2. (intransitive) To scold; to clamor.
Jo Tweet Definition of Jo Like Definition of Jo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Josephine, Joan or Joanna. Often used in conjoined names such as Jo Ann or Mary Jo.
  2. (rare) (given name, male), variant spelling of Joe, diminutive of Joseph.
Joe Tweet Definition of Joe Like Definition of Joe on Facebook
noun
  1. (informal) A male; a guy; a fellow
I'm just an ordinary .
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , ).

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