Jew's-harp`(?), n. [Jew + harp; or possibly a corrupt. of jaw's harp; cf. G. maultrommel, lit., mouthdrum.] 1. An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; -- called also Jew's-trump.
(Naut.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.
Jew"stone`(?) }, n. (Paleon.) A large clavate spine of a fossil sea urchin.
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