lantern jaw
noun Date: 1711 an undershot jaw • lantern-jawed adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • lantern jaw — noun a long thin lower jaw • Hypernyms: ↑lower jaw, ↑mandible, ↑mandibula, ↑mandibular bone, ↑submaxilla, ↑lower jawbone, ↑jawbone, ↑jowl * * * ˌlantern ˈjaw 7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • lantern jaw — 1. a distinctly protruding, often wide lower jaw. 2. a long, thin jaw. [1690 1700; so called from the fancied resemblance of the face to the shape of a lantern] * * * …   Universalium

  • lantern jaw — noun a long, thin jaw and prominent chin. Derivatives lantern jawed adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • lantern jaw — /ˈlæntən dʒɔ/ (say lantuhn jaw) noun long jaws, giving a pronounced jawline and the impression of hollowed out cheeks. –lantern jawed, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • lantern jaw — lan′tern jaw n. 1) anat. a distinctly protruding lower jaw 2) anat. a long, thin jaw • Etymology: 1690–1700 lan′tern jawed , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — adjective see lantern jaw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • jaw — noun 1 bone that contains teeth ADJECTIVE ▪ bottom, lower ▪ top, upper ▪ firm, strong ▪ clenched …   Collocations dictionary

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