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1. The jaw, especially the lower jaw.
2. The cheek.
[Middle English chavel, chaule, jaule (influenced by joue, jaw or jol, head), from Old English ceafl.]
1. The flesh of the lower cheeks or lower jaw, especially when plump or flaccid.
2. A fleshy part similar to a jowl, such as the dewlap of a cow or the wattle of a fowl.
[Alteration of Middle English cholle (influenced by Middle English joue, jaw or jol, head); perhaps akin to Old English ceole, throat, dewlap.]
1. (Anatomy) the jaw, esp the lower one
2. (Anatomy) (often plural) a cheek, esp a prominent one
3. cheek by jowl See cheek7
[Old English ceafl jaw; related to Middle High German kivel, Old Norse kjaptr]
1. (Anatomy) fatty flesh hanging from the lower jaw
2. (Zoology) a similar fleshy part in animals, such as the wattle of a fowl or the dewlap of a bull
[Old English ceole throat; compare Old High German kela]
jowl1(dʒaʊl; sometimes dʒoʊl)
1. a jaw, esp. the lower jaw.
2. the cheek.
3. the meat of the cheek of a hog.
[before 1000; Middle English chawl, chavell, Old English ceafl jaw; c. dial. Dutch kavel gum]
jowl2(dʒaʊl; sometimes dʒoʊl)
1. a fold of flesh hanging from the jaw, as of a person who is fat.
2. the dewlap of cattle.
3. the wattle of fowls.
[1275–1325; Middle English cholle, Old English ceole throat; c. Old Saxon, OSG Kela]
jowl- The head and shoulders of certain fishes, such as salmon and sturgeon.
See also related terms for shoulder.
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|Noun||1.||jowl - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth|
gnathion - the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
gonion - the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
mandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone
pogonion - the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
symphysion - the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
articulator - a movable speech organ
condylar process, condyloid process, mandibular condyle - the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
coronoid process of the mandible - the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
lantern jaw - a long thin lower jaw
|2.||jowl - a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)|
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
cheek by jowl with something or someone near to, adjacent to, hard by, within striking distance of (informal), nearby to, just round the corner from, within spitting distance of (informal), close by to, within sniffing distance of, proximate to, nigh to, a hop, skip and a jump away from She and her family have to live cheek by jowl with these people.
n. cachete, carrillo.