Cheeks of a block
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]


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