hatchet face


Also found in: Dictionary.
The characteristic physiognomy of advanced myotonic dystrophy; the face is drawn and lugubrious, with hollowing of the muscles around the temples and jaws; eyes are ‘hooded’, lower lip droops, and global weakness of facial muscles causes sagging of lower face, accompanied by marked wasting of the neck muscles, especially the flexors, which imparts a ‘swan-neck’ appearance. The hatchet face may also be seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and in Curschmann-Batten-Steiner syndrome

hatchet face

The characteristic physiognomy of advanced myotonic dystrophy; the face is drawn and lugubrious, with hollowing of muscles around temples and jaws; eyes are 'hooded,' lower lip droops, and global weakness of facial muscles, causes sagging of lower face, accompanied by marked wasting of the neck muscles, especially the flexors, which imparts a 'swan-neck' appearance; HF may be seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Curschmann-Batten-Steiner syndrome.
References in periodicals archive ?
The same could also be said of the supporting actors, including the grotesquely ugly Hatchet Face (Kim McGuire), the pre-diet Ricki Lake, and the shop-worn Iggy Pop.
I feel more threatened these days by the hatchet face at the check-in desk than the prospect that some guy might be on the plane with a bomb stashed in his shaving foam.
Weed should be built like a cowshed and have a severe, hatchet face with knitted eyebrows and a haircut like Richard III.
"The real world, Miss Hatchet Face," I answered, throwing my brochures down and walking away as she yelled after me: "You're history, sonny."
All those hatchet faces and braying voices (and that's just the women) and all those arrogant pinstripes lording it round the place.
He impressed the hatchet faces and blue rinses because he didn't use notes.