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[big-bohnd] /ˈbɪgˈboʊnd/
having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh.
Origin of big-boned
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “The rocking-horse and the big-boned Irish hunter” suggest rich mines of child psychology.

    Dickens As an Educator James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  • If only, oh, if only he could put life into that great six-foot, big-boned frame!

    Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood
  • She was a magnificent and handsome virgin, big-boned, physically a little awkward, candid.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • For Pete was big-boned and strong, and promised to be an ugly customer in a battle.

    The Vast Abyss George Manville Fenn
  • The blow was dealt straight between his eyes: he was a gross big-boned man, and he fell heavily.

    The Black Robe Wilkie Collins
  • He was big-boned and deep-chested, and had nervous as well as muscular strength.

    The Garden Of Allah Robert Hichens
  • Brown hands, lean but big-boned and powerful, clasped a rifle having a long slender barrel and a beautifully carved stock.

    The Young Trailers Joseph A. Altsheler
  • In Ithaca was a beggar named Irus, gluttonous and big-boned but a coward.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • A big-boned young woman of about twenty, poorly clad and apparently much frightened, was standing on the opposite curbstone.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • This strong-sinewed, big-boned, unpoetical King has been the hardest nut ever republicanism had to crack!

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