jaw NOUN 1) each of the upper and lower bony structures in vertebrates forming the framework of the mouth and containing the teeth. 2) (jaws) the grasping, biting, or crushing mouthparts of an invertebrate. 3) (jaws) the gripping parts of a wrench, vice, etc. 4) (jaws) the grasping or destructive power of something: the jaws of death.
VERB informal talk or gossip at length.
DERIVATIVES jawed adjective.
ORIGIN Old French joe 'cheek, jaw' .

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