jowl / joul/ • n. (often jowls) the lower part of a person's or animal's cheek, esp. when it is fleshy or drooping: she had a large nose and heavy jowls. ∎ the cheek of a pig used as meat. ∎ the loose fleshy part of the neck of certain animals, such as the dewlap of cattle or the wattle of birds.
DERIVATIVES: jowled adj. [in comb.] ruddy-jowled.jowl·y adj.
Part of a post
construction at the top or bottom, wider than the rest of the post on one face, to house tie
, etc. Tops of crown-posts
are often jowled
, befoul, cowl, foul, fowl, growl, howl, jowl, owl, prowl, Rabaul, scowl, yowl
•gamefowl • peafowl • wildfowl
•moorfowl • waterfowl
dewlap, crop, wattle. XVI. Later form of ME. cholle
(XIV), OE. ċeole
=OS., OHG. kela
), throat, gullet.
head. XIV (jolrap
head-rope). Later form of cholle
(XIV), of unkn. orig.