lantern-jawed


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lantern jaw

n.
1. A lower jaw that protrudes beyond the upper jaw.
2. A long, thin jaw that gives the face a gaunt appearance.

lan′tern-jawed′ (-jôd′) adj.

lantern-jawed

adj
(Anatomy) having a long hollow jaw that gives the face a drawn appearance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lantern-jawed - having a protruding jaw giving the face a gaunt appearance
hypognathous, prognathic, prognathous - having a projecting lower jaw
Translations

lantern-jawed

[ˈlæntənˈdʒɔːd] ADJchupado de cara

lantern-jawed

[ˈlæntənˌdʒɔːd] adjcon il volto affilato e incavato
References in classic literature ?
He directed his eyes at me in that sidelong glance again, and he made his face very lantern-jawed, for the greater convenience of scraping, as he answered:
He caught but a flash of it, for his pacings had carried him to the farthest point of his beat, and it was in turning back to the hotel that he saw, in a group of typical countenances--the lank and weary, the round and surprised, the lantern-jawed and mild--this other face that was so many more things at once, and things so different.
I said with unobtrusive frankness that I was astonished that such a long-legged, lantern-jawed, unprepossessing-looking specter as he should be singled out for a distinction like that, and asked how it came about.
Inspector Jacks, tall, lantern-jawed, dressed with the quiet precision of a well-to-do-man of affairs, and with no possible suggestion of his calling in his manner or attire, was by her side almost at once.
Up until that point though his very lantern-jawed presence on my telly heaped one humiliating emasculation upon another - not helped by the other half's tendency to shoot me pitying "Never mind dear, I don't really mind that you can't so much as wire a plug or put up a shelf"-type glances each time he appeared.
Blue-eyed, lantern-jawed Steve Rogers (Evans), aka Captain America, punches his way through a series of brilliant action sequences, including a rescue of hostages on the high seas and a mayhem-filled but marvellous fight on a freeway.
Today's Defender has the same lantern-jawed lines as in 1948, but is fitted with disc brakes, air-conditioning, ABS, a six-speed gearbox and leather seats.
iii) Child naturally expects daddy to be a lantern-jawed adonis who can ride a horse and is particularly proficient in mastering a sword.
Lantern-jawed James LeGros plays Mac McBeth, an unambitious working stiff who's persuaded by his scheming wife into killing his boss and taking over his restaurant.
As newly installed smoke detectors triggered and 500 farmers prepared to flee, the lantern-jawed culprit admitted: "It was me
WITH its tales of derring-do, lantern-jawed heroes and Germans shouting "Achtung
If the culprit is a mid European muscle-bound moustached and lantern-jawed balding female then of course they should be banned.