Definition of Big-shouldered

1. Adjective. Having broad shoulders. "Big-shouldered and heavy-armed"

Exact synonyms: Broad-shouldered, Square-shouldered
Similar to: Robust



Definition of Big-shouldered

1. Adjective. Having particularly big or broad shoulders. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Big-shouldered

big-cone douglas fir
big-cone spruce
big-eared bat
big-enchilada
big-endian
big-eyed scad
big-head
big-headed
big-heads
big-hearted
big-leaf maple
big-league
big-money
big-mouthed
big-name
big-shouldered (current term)
big-tent
big-ticket
big-ticket(a)
big-ticket item
big-time
big-timer
big-toothed aspen
big-tree plum
big-wig
big-wigs
big C
big H
big O notation

Literary usage of Big-shouldered

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"And they had company—plenty of company—big-mouthed, big-shouldered men, with frumpy wives; other men redolent of rum or rye—men who had been iron-workers ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1864)
"... same general large-headed, big shouldered, breed as all the rest of that east-coast region, luwe, it is maintained, some characteristics of their own. ..."

3. The Modern Railroad by Edward Hungerford (1911)
"You are sitting in the office of a big railroad president, talking straight to that big-shouldered soul himself. Outside is the shadowy roof of the ..."

4. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"... chin exceeding broad, as was all about the jaws; thick-necked was he, and big-shouldered beyond other men, hard-featured, and grim when angry. ..."

5. The Natural History of Some Common Animals: A Book of Animal Life by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1904)
"... big-shouldered woodsman slipped into the seat beside his son, pulled the blankets and the bearskin all about him, and picked up the reins from the ..."

6. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1874)
"... and several sunburnt, big-shouldered fellows carried a large stick of timber near to where she sat (which they shortly brought back again), ..."

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