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(Zoöl.), 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.

(Cheek) v. t. To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]

(Cheeked) a. Having a cheek; — used in composition. "Rose- cheeked Adonis." Shak.

(Cheek"y), a Brazen-faced; impudent; bold. [Slang.]

(Cheep) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cheeped ] [Cf. Chirp]. To chirp, as a young bird.

(Cheep), v. t. To give expression to in a chirping tone.

Cheep and twitter twenty million loves.

(Cheep), n. A chirp, peep, or squeak, as of a young bird or mouse.

Checkrein to Chemise

(Check"rein`) n.

1. A short rein looped over the check hook to prevent a horse from lowering his head; — called also a bearing rein.

2. A branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a span or pair with the bit of the other horse.

(Check"roll`) n. A list of servants in a household; — called also chequer roll.

(Check"string`) n. A cord by which a person in a carriage or horse car may signal to the driver.

(Check"work) n. Anything made so as to form alternate squares like those of a checkerboard.

(Check"y) a. (Her.) Divided into small alternating squares of two tinctures; — said of the field or of an armorial bearing. [Written also checquy, chequy.]

(Ched"dar) a. Of or pertaining to, or made at, Cheddar, in England; as, Cheddar cheese.

(Cheek) n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ceàce, ceòce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.]

1. The side of the face below the eye.

2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer.

3. pl. (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. pl. The branches of a bridle bit. Knight.

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. [Slang]

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