Pronunciation: ( jô),[key] —n. 1. either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth.
2. the part of the face covering these bones, the mouth, or the mouth parts collectively: My jaw is swollen. 3. jaws,anything resembling a pair of jaws or evoking the concept of grasping and holding: the jaws of a gorge; the jaws of death. 4. Mach. a. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something: the jaws of a vise. b. any of two or more protruding parts for attaching to or meshing with similar parts.
5. Often, jaws. Also called throat.Naut.a forked piece at the end of a gaff, fitting halfway around the mast.
6. Slang. a. idle talk; chatter.
b. impertinent talk.
—v.i. Slang. a. to talk; chat; gossip.
b. to scold or use abusive language.