Cheekbone definition

chēkbōn
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The bone across the upper cheek, that forms the outer side of the eye's bony orbit; zygomatic bone; malar.
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The small prominent bone of the cheek.
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Noun

Singular:
cheekbone
Plural:
cheekbones

Origin of cheekbone

  • From Middle English chekbon, from Old English ċēacbān (“cheekbone”), equivalent to cheek +‎ bone.

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