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Definition of lockjaw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lockjaw

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɒkdʒɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːkdʒɔː//
 
[uncountable] (old-fashioned, informal)
 
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a form of the disease tetanus in which the jaws become stiff and closed
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lockjaw