A side view of the skull, showing the cheekbone under the name zygomatic
From Middle English chekbon, from Old English ċēacbān (“cheekbone”), equivalent to cheek + bone.
cheekbone (plural cheekbones)
- The small prominent bone of the cheek.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- She was like a Beardsley Salome, he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.