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[hahrd-bod-ee] /ˈhɑrdˌbɒd i/
noun, plural hardbodies. Slang.
a person who is muscular and physically fit.
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hard-bodied, adjective Unabridged
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  • The exterior of this beetle is extremely hard, even exceptionally so among the hard-bodied weevils.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • It is preferable, however, to pack beetles and other hard-bodied insects in layers of cotton batting.

Contemporary definitions for hard-bodied

the physique of someone who is extremely physically fit and has well-developed muscles; the body of a devoted weight-lifter

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informal; hard-bodied, adj.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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