Translation of jaw in Spanish:


mandíbula, n.

Pronunciation /dʒɔː//dʒɔ/


  • 1

    • 1.1

      mandíbula feminine
      (esp of animal) quijada feminine
      the lower/upper jaw el maxilar inferior/superior
      • I clench my jaws and remember my determination.
      • Full dentures are needed when there are no teeth left in the upper or lower jaw.
      • Capybaras are classified with the hystricognaths, but their jaws appear to have secondarily become almost sciurognathous.
      • The dental arch of the lower jaw is in a state of mesial occlusion with that of the upper jaw.
      • The primary skeletal difference between reptiles and mammals is found in the structure of their jaws.
      • In others, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct this.
      • The crocodile had mounted an offense and taken the body of a native, crushing him in its jaws.
      • The lower jaw of the haddock is slightly shorter than the upper jaw and the fish has a small single barbel.
      • The lower jaw is the primary site of force transmission from the body and jaw muscles to the jaws, in mouth opening and, to a lesser extent, jaw closing.
      • Ruminants also lack incisors in the upper jaw, and most lack canines in the upper jaw as well.
      • Thomas cites the experience of a nineteenth-century explorer saved by a companion just as a lion's jaws had begun to crush his chest.
      • Humans may have learned about what a high fat, high protein meal the marrow was from the hyenas, who could crush bones with their jaws.
      • Massive carnivorous dinosaurs known as spinosaurs had snouts and jaws similar to modern fish-eating crocodiles.
      • Most diprotodonts have three pairs of incisors in their upper jaws, but this number is reduced to one pair in one family, the wombats.
      • Named after their spotted coats and fearsome jaws, leopard seals have large, reptilian heads and streamlined bodies.
      • Six of these measurements capture cranial shape, and eight capture dental adaptations of both the upper and the lower jaw.
      • The jaw is undershot, which means the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.
      • The fossil skull's upper and lower jaws reveal deep channels and grooves that once held nerves and blood vessels.
      • Fish with jaws usually have five functional pairs of gill arches.
      • See how a mother alligator protects her newborn hatchlings in her otherwise deadly jaws, and learn what dangers the babies face in the wild.

    • 1.2jaws plural

      fauces feminine

    • 1.3(of tool)

      mordaza feminine
      • Cover the jaws of wrenches or vices with electrician's tape.
      • Finally, the bucking pipe is gripped by the mechanical jaws of a massive clamp.
      • The device subject of the patent in issue in that case was a ‘workbench’ which combined a workbench, a saw horse and a vice with elongated jaws.
      • Make sure the jaws of the wrench or pliers are snug in position before you manipulate the handle, to avoid slippage or scraped knuckles.
      • We got the guys from the motor pool to weld a gun mount on the outside of the cupola - the brace on my mount was a huge wrench with thee-inch jaws.

  • 2informal, dated

    to have a jaw darle a la sinhueso informal
    • we had a jaw about old times estuvimos hablando de los viejos tiempos

intransitive verb

informal, dated

  • 1derogatory

    darle a la sinhueso informal
    cotorrear informal
    • I sit here jawing while Pavel enriches the world through his generous work.
    • Most evenings as I'm coming home from work, Steve is out in front of the store, jawing with anyone who'll give him a minute of his or her time, cussing up a storm, flirting with all the women, and exhorting everyone to go in and buy stuff.
    • Chesterton once observed that it was always perilous to talk politics with women because of the imminent danger that they would want to do something about it and not just go on jawing as men do.
    • By the end, they're just something to jaw about by the campfire.
    • Doesn't it strike anyone as odd that we keep jawing away on ‘innocent until proven guilty’ but mainly about the high-flyers?
  • 2

    charlar informal