jaws Definition

  • 1the two bones at the front of your mouth in which your teeth are set
  • 2a part of a tool or machine that holds things firmly in position while they are being worked on

Using jaws: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "jaws" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The dentist examined his patient's jaws.

  • Example

    The vise's jaws held the workpiece securely.

  • Example

    The pliers' jaws were too wide for the small bolt.

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    The shark's jaws opened wide as it attacked its prey.

jaws Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with jaws

  • drop one's jaws

    to be very surprised or shocked


    The magician's trick made the audience drop their jaws in amazement.

  • to have a prominent and well-defined jawline


    He had a strong jaw and chiseled features, making him a popular model.

  • to become stuck or immovable due to a mechanical problem


    The machine locked jaws and stopped working, requiring maintenance.


Summary: jaws in Brief

The term 'jaws' [dʒɔːz] refers to the two bones in the front of the mouth that hold teeth, as well as a part of a tool or machine that holds objects securely. It is used in phrases like 'drop one's jaws,' meaning to be surprised, and 'have a strong jaw,' referring to a prominent jawline.