Meaning of “chin” in the English Dictionary

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"chin" in British English

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chinnoun [ C ]

uk /tʃɪn/ us /tʃɪn/

B1 the part of a person's face below their mouth:

To keep the helmet in position, fasten the strap beneath the chin.
She sat behind the table, her chin resting in her hands.

More examples

  • There was dribble all over her chin.
  • Graham came back from holiday with a week's growth of beard on his chin.
  • She was sitting at the desk with her chin propped on her hands.
  • With the back of his hand, he rubbed the stubble on his chin.
  • A trickle of melted butter made its way down his chin.

(Definition of “chin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chin" in American English

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chinnoun [ C ]

us /tʃɪn/

the part of a person’s face below the mouth

(Definition of “chin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)