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The central forward portion of the lower jaw.
v. chinned, chin·ning, chins
1. To pull (oneself) up with the arms while grasping an overhead horizontal bar until the chin is level with or above the bar.
2. Music To place (a violin) under the chin in preparation to play it.
1. To chin oneself.
2. Informal To make idle conversation; chatter.

[Middle English, from Old English cin; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

chin′less adj.


See Jin.


1. having a receding chin
2. weak or ineffectual
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chinless - having a receding chin
opisthognathous - having receding jaws


[ˈtʃɪnlɪs] ADJ (fig) (= spineless) → apocado
References in classic literature ?
They had fat, heavy, chinless faces, retreating foreheads, and a scant bristly hair upon their heads.
You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked--those pale, chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes
The thing was chinless, and its small, foreheadless head surrounded its colossal body like a cannon ball on a hill top.
Clearly, we need the BBC to replace Packham with some waxjacketed chinless wonder.
ERIC BIRLING FINN COL This chinless wonder is the Birling's spoilt youngest child, who has an strong liking for booze.
Tenders are invited for Flap Door Chinless Cotter Rivet To Rdso Drg.
No matter which chinless wonders are currently lost in scripted reality hell, the stupefying story's always the same.
So I'm in the dressing room, getting changed when the organiser comes in, he was your typical chinless wonder, all floppy hair and bad teeth, but he seemed a good lad and very happy to see me.
The chinless Tristan or Jocasta that blurted it out during their wholly under-prepared meeting with the boss of BBC One's programme planning department probably knew the idea stank too.
It was the chinless wonders from the playing fields of Eton - Blunt, Burgess, Maclean - who went on to betray the country.
5 ( ANI ): English media has reportedly compared Australian captain Michael Clark to a 'graceless, chinless weasel' while likening Australians to Franco Begbie, sociopath played by Robert Carlyle in the cult classic Trainspotting.
THE likeable presenter Ulrika Jonsson lost her head over the weekend, revealing her one-time lover, the chinless ex-England football manager Sven Goran Eriksson, was as interesting in bed as assembling IKEA furniture.