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See also: jaw-bone and jaw bone

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jaw +‎ bone

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jawbone (plural jawbones)

  1. The bone of the lower jaw; the mandible.
  2. Any of the bones in the lower or upper jaw.
  3. (singular or plural, music) A shaken musical instrument (an idiophone) made from the jawbone of an animal and shaken such that the teeth vibrate in their sockets to produce sound.

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jawbone (third-person singular simple present jawbones, present participle jawboning, simple past and past participle jawboned)

  1. To talk persistently in an attempt to persuade somebody to cooperate.

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