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jowl 1

 (joul)
n.
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.]

jowl 2

 (joul)
n.
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.]

jowl

(dʒaʊl)
n
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]
jowled adj

jowl

(dʒaʊl)
n
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)

n.
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]
jowled, adj.

jowl2

(dʒaʊl; sometimes dʒoʊl)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jowl - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouthjowl - 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"
feature, lineament - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"

jowl

noun
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.
Translations

jowl

[dʒaʊl] N (gen pl) (= jaw) → quijada f; (= cheek) → carrillo m; (= chin) → barbilla f (Zool) → papada f
a man with heavy jowlsun hombre mofletudo

jowl

[ˈdʒaʊl]
n
to be cheek by jowl with sb (= very close) → être tout près de qn jowls
nplbajoue f

jowl

n (= jaw)(Unter)kiefer m; (often pl) (= cheek)Backe f; (= fold of flesh)Hängebacke f ? cheek

jowl

[dʒaʊl] n (cheek) → guancia; (jaw) → mandibola
a man with heavy jowls → un uomo con le guance cascanti

jowl

n. cachete, carrillo.
References in classic literature ?
I'm a jolly old tender-hearted lamb, I am,' cried Mr Jowl, 'to be sitting here at my time of life giving advice when I know it won't be taken, and that I shall get nothing but abuse for my pains.
For Dag Daughtry had a way with him, as Michael was quickly to learn, when the man's hand reached out and clutched him, half by the jowl, half by the slack of the neck under the ear.
The half-open hand closed in a firm grip that gathered in the slack of the skin of one side of Jerry's head and jowl.
So the unwilling prelate was dragged away, cheek by jowl, with the half-cooked venison upon the back of his own horse; and Robin and his band took charge of the whole company and led them through the forest glades till they came to an open space near Barnesdale.
Even Ruth was hurt, for she had some regard for appearances, and her lover, cheek by jowl with Maria, at the head of that army of Portuguese ragamuffins, was not a pretty sight.
The stream is shrunk--the pool is dry, And we be comrades, thou and I; With fevered jowl and dusty flank Each jostling each along the bank; And by one drouthy fear made still, Forgoing thought of quest or kill.
She had a poll of very dirty and untidy red hair; her eyes were set close together; she had the jowl of the traditional prize-fighter.
Karay was a shaggy old dog with a hanging jowl, famous for having tackled a big wolf unaided.
To its sensitive nostrils came the subtle unseen spoor of many a tender four-footed creature, bringing the slaver of hunger to the cruel, drooping jowl.
Here they lay, cheek by jowl with life: no deeper down than the feet of the throng that passed there every day, and piled high as their throats.
The appearance of the Admiral, on the other hand, was rosy, and flabby, and moist; his jowl hung over his shirt collar, his smile was loose and wandering, and he had so far relaxed the natural control of his eyes, that one of them was aimed inward, as if to watch the growth of the carbuncle.
He was struggling with a very large conger, and holding fast with one hand to the side of the vessel, in order to seize with the other the gaping jowl of his antagonist, when the master said to him, "Take care they don't see you from Belle-Isle