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Jaw vs. Chin

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Main Difference

The main difference between Jaw and Chin is that the Jaw is a opposable articulated structure at the entrance of the mouth, typically used for grasping and manipulating food; structures constituting the vault of the mouth and serving to open and close it and is part of the body plan of most animals and Chin is a facial feature

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  • Jaw (noun)

    One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

  • Jaw (noun)

    The part of the face below the mouth.

    "His jaw dropped in amazement."

  • Jaw (noun)

    Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.

    "the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death."

  • Jaw (noun)

    A notch or opening.

  • Jaw (noun)

    A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.

    "the jaw of a railway-car pedestal."

  • Jaw (noun)

    One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them.

    "the jaws of a vise; the jaws of a stone-crushing machine."

  • Jaw (noun)

    The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Impudent or abusive talk.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Axle guard.

  • Jaw (noun)

    The curved part of the id=snooker marking the entry to the pocket.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To assail or abuse by scolding.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To scold; to clamor.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To talk; to converse.

  • Jaw (verb)

    (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.

  • Jaw (adjective)

    (used in certain set phrases like jaw harp, jaw harpist and jaw's-trump)

  • Chin (noun)

    The bottom of a face, the typically jutting jawline below the mouth.

  • Chin (noun)

    Talk.

  • Chin (noun)

    A lie, a falsehood.

  • Chin (noun)

    The chin without being knocked out.

  • Chin (noun)

    a chinchilla.

  • Chin (verb)

    To talk.

  • Chin (verb)

    To talk to or with (someone).

  • Chin (verb)

    To perform a chin-up exercise in which one lifts one's own weight while hanging from a bar.

  • Chin (verb)

    To punch or hit (someone)'s chin part of the body.

  • Chin (verb)

    To put or hold (a musical instrument) up to one's chin.

  • Chin (verb)

    To turn on or operate (a device) using one's chin; to select (a particular setting) using one's chin.

  • Chin (verb)

    To put one's chin on (something).

  • Chin (verb)

    To indicate or point toward (someone or something) with one's chin.

Wiktionary
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  • Jaw (noun)

    One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.

  • Jaw (noun)

    A notch or opening.

  • Jaw (noun)

    The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.

  • Jaw (noun)

    Impudent or abusive talk.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To scold; to clamor.

  • Jaw (verb)

    To talk idly, long-windedly, or without special purpose.

  • Jaw

    To assail or abuse by scolding.

  • Chin (noun)

    The lower extremity of the face below the mouth; the point of the under jaw.

  • Chin (noun)

    The exterior or under surface embraced between the branches of the lower jaw bone, in birds.

Webster Dictionary
  • Jaw (noun)

    the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

  • Jaw (noun)

    the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

  • Jaw (noun)

    holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

  • Jaw (verb)

    talk socially without exchanging too much information;

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

  • Jaw (verb)

    talk incessantly and tiresomely

  • Jaw (verb)

    chew (food);

    "He jawed his bubble gum"

    "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"

    "The cows were masticating the grass"

  • Jaw (verb)

    censure severely or angrily;

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"

    "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"

    "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

  • Chin (noun)

    the protruding part of the lower jaw

  • Chin (noun)

    Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India

  • Chin (verb)

    in gymnastics: raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar

Princeton's WordNet

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