jawbone definition by Webster's New World
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a bone of a jaw, esp. of the lower jaw
jawbone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.verb jaw·boned, jaw·bon·ing, jaw·bones Slang verb, transitive
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.verb, intransitive
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.
- jawˈbonˌer noun
- jawˈbonˌing noun
jawbone - Business Definition
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To attempt to persuade a person or group. For example, the chairman of the Federal Reserve may jawbone members of the banking system to improve the credit quality of their loan portfolios.
jawbone - Medical Definition
The maxilla or, especially, the mandible.