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barrel chest

barrel chest in Medicine

barrel chest bar·rel chest (bār'əl)
A large chest with increased anteroposterior diameter and usually some degree of kyphosis, sometimes seen in cases of emphysema.

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  • He evoked a sigh from somewhere in the depths of his barrel chest, and tried to cast up his small red eyes.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • Then he tied one end of the remaining rope around Zircon's barrel chest, up under his armpits.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Eyes streaming, bull throat and barrel chest racked by his sobbing, he watched the passing of his people and his city.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • Boone clamped his mouth shut and stood with thick, muscular arms crossed over his barrel chest.

    A Place in the Sun C.H. Thames
  • Allan was jerked against a barrel chest, felt his bones cracking in a terrific hug.

    When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
  • Two inches taller than Ramsay's six feet, he had a barrel chest and long, powerful arms.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard

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