Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective short and thick; especially having short legs and heavy musculature; -- of people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
  • adjective lower than average
  • adjective lower than average

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Examples

  • Some people are born with the type of mouth that is made for snoring: a thick and low-set soft palate.

    Dr Luisa Dillner's guide to... snoring

  • The way the diamonds appear, very low-set, was the way rings were constructed at the turn of the last century.

    Twilight Lexicon » Bella’s Engagement Ring, By Infinite Jewelry

  • To emphasize that role, they were crossed with pugs and some other toy breeds to produce a smaller dog with a dome-shaped head, low-set ears, a much shorter muzzle, and a pushed-up nose.

    Born to Bark

  • At last we turned into Wentworths rhododendron-lined entranceway and drove slowly toward what seemed to be a low-set white castle.

    The Italian Summer

  • At last we turned into Wentworths rhododendron-lined entranceway and drove slowly toward what seemed to be a low-set white castle.

    The Italian Summer

  • It can cause a lot of deformities, like low-set ears, webbing of the neck.

    CNN Transcript Feb 20, 2009

  • At last we turned into Wentworths rhododendron-lined entranceway and drove slowly toward what seemed to be a low-set white castle.

    The Italian Summer

  • At last we turned into Wentworths rhododendron-lined entranceway and drove slowly toward what seemed to be a low-set white castle.

    The Italian Summer

  • The low-set table in her unassuming third floor flat was laid with home made apple strudel cut finely into stripsandabowl of freshly warmed popcorn that perched appetizingly on the corner.

    Flower to the Survivor

  • While he smoked he padded around the yard, singing “American Pie” in a low-set croon.

    The Beautiful Miscellaneous

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