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Definition of "jowl" []

  • The jaw, especially the lower jaw. (noun)
  • The cheek. (noun)
  • The flesh under the lower jaw, especially when plump or flaccid. (noun)
  • A fleshy part similar to a jowl, such as the dewlap of a cow or the wattle of a fowl. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jowl" in a sentence
  • "He went to the edge of the shaft, and then heard unmistakably, far below him, the "jowl" for which we had listened in vain on the previous morning."
  • "He was armed with a hammer, and with this he struck one of the metal guiders of the ruined cage, giving the pitman's "jowl" or signal, "three times three, and one over.""
  • "'jowl' of earthenware -- that was the local word for it -- a batch of dough was set before a fire to rise."