Meaning of cheek
Pronunciation: (chēk), [key]
- either side of the face below the eye and above the jaw.
- the side wall of the mouth between the upper and lower jaws.
- something resembling the side of the human face in form or position, as either of two parts forming corresponding sides of various objects: the cheeks of a vise.
- impudence or effrontery: He's got a lot of cheek to say that to me!
- either of the buttocks.
- one side of an opening, as a reveal.
- either of two similar faces of a projection, as a buttress or dormer.
- a piece of wood removed from the end of a timber in making a tenon.
- a piece of wood on either side of a mortise.
- one side of a hammer head.
- one of two pieces placed on both sides of the suspension spring of a pendulum to control the amplitude of oscillation or to give the arc of the pendulum a cycloidal form.
- one of the two main vertical supports forming the frame of a hand printing press.
- either of the sides of a pulley or block.
- either of a pair of fore-and-aft members at the lower end of the head of a lower mast, used to support trestletrees which in turn support a top and often the heel of a topmast; one of the hounds of a lower mast.
- any part of a flask between the cope and the drag.
- in close intimacy; side by side: a row of houses cheek by jowl.
- See(def. 29).
- cheek (Thesaurus)