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[raw-bohnd] /ˈrɔˈboʊnd/
having little flesh, especially on a large-boned frame; gaunt.
Origin of rawboned
First recorded in 1585-95; raw + boned Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for rawboned
Historical Examples
  • He put me on a rawboned bay who, he said, was a "great goer."

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Captain Davis, rawboned and brown-faced, waved a welcome to them from the side door.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • “You did,” said the big, rawboned man at whom he was staring.

    Daughters of Doom Herbert B. Livingston
  • Was she, for instance, the underdressed one with the mole, or the rawboned giggler?

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • Tess was cantering along on rawboned Nellie in beautiful unconcern.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • The visitor was tall, rawboned, and of that physical cast known as lanky.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • From the outskirts of the crowd a rawboned giant forced his way inward.

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The place, the ranch house of a rawboned Yankee named Hawkins.

    Where the Trail Divides

    Will Lillibridge
  • Rushing along the path leading to the farmhouse, a gaunt, rawboned farmer was sprinting as for a prize.

    Airship Andy Frank V. Webster
  • One rawboned girl with a crooked nose and frizzled blond hair had been married just two months.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
British Dictionary definitions for rawboned


having a lean bony physique
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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rawboned in Medicine

rawboned raw·boned (rô'bōnd')
Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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