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crack-jaw Line breaks: crack-jaw

Definition of crack-jaw in English:

adjective

archaic , informal
(Of a word) difficult to pronounce.
Example sentences
  • The editor omitted this crack-jaw medical and surgical word on the advice of the Professor.

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