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- adj. Having broad shoulders.
- adj. Having a sturdy construction or constitution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. same as big-shouldered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the back broad across the shoulders.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having broad shoulders
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In 1863 one of Otto von Bismarck's colleagues described the 47-year-old Prussian minister-president's appearance and aura: full red-blond mustache, thinning hair, a "tall broad-shouldered figure, mighty and impressive," but with "a certain casualness in stance, movement and speech that had something provocative about it."
It probably does feel safer to Harris, a tall, broad-shouldered white man, than to someone in a wheelchair, or someone carrying an easily grabbable purse, or a single woman walking alone.
As I was next up to the cone-scooping sodajerk, the broad-shouldered man ahead of me spun in place with his prize in-hand and there was only that ice cream cone in the eighteen inches between my astonished eyes and Walter Cronkite's face.
Before that, the tall and broad-shouldered Mr. Scholl, who turns 44 in November, had considered other careers.
They were a royal pair of wanderlusters, he, big and broad-shouldered, she a small, brunette, and happy woman, whose one hundred and fifteen pounds were all grit and endurance, and withal, pleasing to look upon.
The man who entered was a big, broad-shouldered Swede, though his nationality was not discernible until he had removed his ear-flapped cap and thawed away the ice which had formed on beard and moustache and which served to mask his face.
In silhouette, visage concealed by darkness, his assailant loomed above him, broad-shouldered and a head taller.
He was just over six feet tall and broad-shouldered with thick brown hair that hung down his back in a wavy ponytail.
I know they'll make her really skinny, but it would be nice if she could be tall and broad-shouldered.
We are the broad-shouldered hog butchers of the world.