lantern-jawed
adjective see lantern jaw

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lantern-jawed — Lan tern jawed , a. Having lantern jaws or long, thin jaws; as, a lantern jawed person. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lantern jawed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having long, thin jaws, giving a drawn look to the face …   English terms dictionary

  • lantern-jawed — adjective having a protruding jaw giving the face a gaunt appearance • Similar to: ↑prognathous, ↑prognathic, ↑hypognathous * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having a lantern jaw * * * /lan teuhrn jawd /, adj. having a lantern jaw. [1690 1700] * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • lantern-jawed — lan|tern jawed [ ,læntərn dʒɔd ] adjective someone who is lantern jawed has a long thin jaw and cheeks that curve inward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lantern jawed — adjective See lantern jawed …   Wiktionary

  • lantern-jawed — /lan teuhrn jawd /, adj. having a lantern jaw. [1690 1700] * * * …   Universalium

  • lantern-jawed — adjective With a protruding or jutting lower jaw …   Wiktionary

  • lantern-jawed — adjective having a long narrow jaw and cheeks that sink inwards …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jawed — (j[add]d), a. Having jaws; chiefly in composition; as, lantern jawed. Jawed like a jetty. Skelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lantern jaw — n. [from resemblance to the early lantern with long sides of thin, concave horn] 1. a projecting lower jaw 2. [pl.] long, thin jaws, with sunken cheeks, that give the face a lean, gaunt appearance lantern jawed adj …   English World dictionary

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