Jaw"bone` (?), n.

The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.

<-- Jawbone. v. t. & i. To attempt to influence solely by talking, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by other means, e.g. legislation; esp. (1969, MW10) the use of public appeals by the President or other high government officials to influence the behavior of businessmen or labor leaders. "Jawbone them into forgoing price increases." -->

 

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