English version

jowl

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
jowljowl /dʒaʊl/ noun [countable usually plural] 🔊 🔊 HBHthe skin that covers your lower jaw on either side of your face 🔊 a man with heavy jowls (=jowls that hang down slightly) → cheek by jowl at cheek1(3)
Examples from the Corpus
jowl• Dark-haired, he had shrewd beady eyes, was clean-shaven and showed the beginnings of a jowl.• The guests, packed cheek by jowl, parted as he entered, and suddenly she knew the reason for the party.• His long face, punctuated by a pencil mustache, is a place of jowls, creases and inflammation.• A fine sheen of sweat glazed his heavy, quivering jowls.• The only special feature for him was the jowl fixture inside his mouth, a wire frame with two plastic pieces attached.• Fifty thousand dancing girls lying cheek to jowl in a battered straw suitcase.heavy jowls• His cheeks were sunken and the onset of years had given him heavy jowls.• Yet her face with its heavy jowls, hangover eyes and early-morning stubble was entirely that of a man.• The face was gross and swollen, heavy jowls covered by thick black sideburns.
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