Adjective "jawless" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'Most jawless species went extinct long ago and are known only from the fossil record.'
  2. 'At a quick glance, jawless fish such as the lamprey above don't appear to have much in common with jawed fish or any other back-boned creature.'


1. either of two bones, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the mouth.

2. the part of the face covering these bones, the mouth, or the mouth parts collectively: My jaw is swollen.

3. jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws or evoking the concept of grasping and holding: the jaws of a gorge; the jaws of death.

4. Machinery. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something: the jaws of a vise. any of two or more protruding parts for attaching

More examples(as adjective)

"fish can be jawless."

"people can be jawless."

"creatures can be jawless."