Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a specified kind of chest. Often used in combination: large-chested; a white-chested horse.

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  • adj. Having a chest (with a specified quality).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having (such) a chest; -- in composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a chest (of a specified kind): used chiefly in composition: as, broad-chested, narrow-chested.
  • In archery, gradually decreasing in diameter from a point between the nock and the center to both ends: said of an arrow.

Etymologies

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From chest +‎ -ed

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  • (adjective) - Anciently, when a person was placed in a coffin, he was said to be "chested." Chaucer has, "He is now dead and nailed in his chest." In the heading of the 50th chapter of Genesis, the word is used in reference to Joseph, of whom it is said, "He dieth and is chested." --Eliezer Edwards' Words, Facts, and Phrases, 1882

    February 9, 2018