- A large chest with increased anteroposterior diameter and usually some degree of kyphosis, sometimes seen in cases of emphysema.
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Examples from the Web for barrel chest
My underpinning is good, too; I'm not one of these fellows with spidery legs and a barrel-chest.The Valley of the Giants
Peter B. Kyne