jawbone (plural jawbones)

  1. The bone of the lower jaw; the mandible.
  2. Any of the bones in the lower or upper jaw.
  3. (singular or plural, musical instrument) A shaken musical instrument (an idiophone) made from the jawbone of an animal and shaken such that the teeth vibrate in their sockets to produce sound.
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jawbone (jawbones, present participle jawboning; past and past participle jawboned)

  1. To talk persistently in an attempt to persuade somebody to cooperate.

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