Definition of Low-set

1. Adjective. Short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature. "A stumpy ungainly figure"

Exact synonyms: Chunky, Dumpy, Squat, Squatty, Stumpy
Similar to: Little, Short
Derivative terms: Dumpiness, Squatness, Squattiness



2. Adjective. Lower than average. "A stocky low-set animal"
Exact synonyms: Lowset
Similar to: Low

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Low-set

low-lying
low-maintenance
low-minded
low-necked
low-pitched
low-powered
low-pressure
low-priced
low-rent
low-resolution
low-rise
low-salt diet
low-set (current term)
low-set ear
low-slope roof
low-sodium diet
low-speed
low-spirited
low-spiritedness
low-studded
low-sudsing
low-tech
low-tension
low-thoughted
low-toned
low-voltage
low-warp-loom

Literary usage of Low-set

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1908)
"... although I am only able to record two fresh examples of low set openings, they are interesting from the fact that they both occur in parts which had, ..."

2. American Agriculturist (1847)
"But this can never be with crooked or low set tails and strong docks ; pricking ... Ill-bred horses most generally have steep ramps and carry low-set tails; ..."

3. Projections of Education Statistics to 2009 by Debra E Gerald, William J Hussar (1999)
"The low set of projections was produced using the values from the low set of alternative projections and the high set of projections was produced using the ..."

4. Projections of Education Statistics to 2006 by William J. Hussar (1997)
"The low set of projections was produced using the values from the low set of alternative projections and the high set of projections was produced using the ..."

5. Projections of Education Statistics to 2007 by Debra E. Gerald (1997)
"The low set of projections was produced using the values from the low set of alternative projections and the high set of projections was produced using the ..."

6. Projections of Education Statistics to 2008 by Debra E. Gerald (1999)
"The low set of projections was produced using the values from the low set of alternative projections and the high set of projections was produced using the ..."

7. The Works of Robt: Leighton by Robert Leighton, George Jerment (1805)
"... and others with such wavering and such a jarring harsh noise, being out of tune, earthly, too low set, that they spoil all, and disappoint the answers. ..."

8. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"Form—The general form should be low set, deep, broad and compact, ... should be low set on short legs because animals of this conformation are almost ..."

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