cheekbone cheekbone  /ˈtʃik ˌboʊn/


  • (n) the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek


  1. The Jawbone has a sensor that rests on your cheekbone and picks up vibrations emanating from your head as you speak.
  2. One had a concussion and a broken cheekbone, another was badly bruised, a third was unhurt.
  3. With a full overhead swing, he cracked Tsepilova in the face with his nightstick, fracturing her nose and cheekbone, sending her to the hospital for a month.


  • Transgender Woman Speaks Out About Attack in Hollywood

    Despite suffering a broken jaw, cracked ribs and a shattered cheekbone in a brutal beating in Hollywood, Vivian Diego's spirit is not broken. The transgender female was walking down Hollywood Boulevard on 21 May when a group of four men attacked her in what is being investigated as a hate crime.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Gayapolis


  1. "I think they will both struggle to play next week, particularly Israel who is not very well," he said. "You need time after those head knocks to make sure you're right. We wouldn't risk him. Boric has got a stress fracture in his cheekbone....
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Graham Henry Source: SkySports

  2. Tour manager Rob Andrew said: "Dan took a blow to his cheekbone and eye socket. We are waiting on some results before a final decision is made. We have got people on standby."
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Rob Andrew Source: ic Wales

  3. "I hit my face, my cheekbone, on the partition of the glass, and I was a little woozy coming off," Drake said. "I have a bad headache, but that's to be expected."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Dallas Drake Source: USA Today

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