Cheek bone
Cheek Cheek (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[`a]ce, ce[`o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster]

2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] --Caucer. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. (Mech.) Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber, or stone work, which form corresponding sides, or which are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise; the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. The branches of a bridle bit. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

5. (Founding) A section of a flask, so made that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mold; the middle part of a flask. [1913 Webster]

6. Cool confidence; assurance; impudence. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Cheek of beef}. See Illust. of {Beef}.

{Cheek bone} (Anat.) the bone of the side of the face; esp., the malar bone.

{Cheek by jowl}, side by side; very intimate.

{Cheek pouch} (Zo["o]l.), a sacklike dilation of the cheeks of certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food.

{Cheeks of a block}, the two sides of the shell of a tackle block.

{Cheeks of a mast}, the projection on each side of a mast, upon which the trestletrees rest.

{Cheek tooth} (Anat.), a hinder or molar tooth.

{Butment cheek}. See under {Butment}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Cheek — (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. (Mech.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheek by jowl — Cheek Cheek (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheek of beef — Cheek Cheek (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheek pouch — Cheek Cheek (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheek tooth — Cheek Cheek (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cheek — The side of the face forming the side wall of the mouth. The cheek bone is part of the temporal bone of the skull that provides the prominence of the cheek. The word cheek comes from the Middle English cheke meaning the fleshy part of the jaw or… …   Medical dictionary

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