jawbone

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jawbone \Jaw"bone'\, noun The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

jawbone \jaw"bone'\ (j[add]"b[=o]n'), verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {jawboned} (j[add]"b[=o]nd'); p. pr. & vb. n. {jawboning}.] To attempt to influence solely by talking, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by other means, e.g. legislation; esp. to make public appeals in order to influence the behavior of businessmen or labor leaders; -- used especially of the President or other high government officials; as, to jawbone businessmen into forgoing price increases. -- {jaw"bon*ing}, noun [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jawbone

noun

1: the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth [syn: {lower jaw}, {mandible}, {mandibula}, {mandibular bone}, {submaxilla}, {lower jawbone}, {jawbone}, {jowl}]

verb

1: talk idly or casually and in a friendly way [syn: {shmooze}, {shmoose}, {schmooze}, {schmoose}, {jawbone}]


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