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[wel-nit] /ˈwɛlˈnɪt/
closely joined together or related; firmly constructed:
a well-knit society; a well-knit plot; a muscular, well-knit body.
Sometimes, well-knitted.
Origin of well-knit
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His well-knit frame, broad chest, and muscular little arms, appeared to considerable advantage.

    Digby Heathcote W.H.G. Kingston
  • He was now nearly six feet in height, with a powerful and well-knit frame.

  • “I would not place on young shoulders what I find tire a well-knit pair,” said the traveller, glancing at young Karl.

    The Woodcutter of Gutech W.H.G. Kingston
  • An iron-jawed fellow he is, with every muscle in his well-knit body to match.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • His well-knit frame seemed built for the performance of feats of strength.

    Michael Strogoff Jules Verne
  • One of them is bearded and bronzed, with the well-knit figure of conscious strength.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • You will find no better examples of the short, stocky, well-knit pure Muscular than here.

    How to Analyze People on Sight Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • He was a well-knit man of about thirty, with the blue-black hair of the South.

    A Desperate Voyage Edward Frederick Knight
  • A well-knit story, told in an exceedingly interesting way, and holding the reader's attention to the end.

    The King's Mirror Anthony Hope
  • Could this lithe, well-knit, brown-eyed young Robin Hood be a convict?

    The Other Fellow F. Hopkinson Smith
British Dictionary definitions for well-knit


(well knit when postpositive) strong, firm, or sturdy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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