Cheek

Definition of Cheek

Pronunciation: chēk
n.1.The side of the face below the eye.
2.The cheek bone.
3.(Mech.) Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber, or stone work, which form corresponding sides, or which are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise; the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc.
4.The branches of a bridle bit.
5.(Founding) A section of a flask, so made that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mold; the middle part of a flask.
6.Cool confidence; assurance; impudence.
Cheek of beef
See Illust. of Beef.
Cheek bone
(Anat.) the bone of the side of the face; esp., the malar bone.
Cheek by jowl
side by side; very intimate.
Cheek pouch
(Zool.) a sacklike dilation of the cheeks of certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food.
Cheeks of a block
the two sides of the shell of a tackle block.
Cheeks of a mast
the projection on each side of a mast, upon which the trestletrees rest.
Cheek tooth
(Anat.) a hinder or molar tooth.
Butment cheek
See under Butment.
v. t.1.To be impudent or saucy to.

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