strong, well-developed muscles.
a boar's or swine's flesh, especially when boiled and pickled.
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How to use brawn in a sentence
Rugby’s seven-a-side format is a dazzlingly fast, shorter form of the game—emphasizing speed, risk-taking, and agility over brawn.What a Rugby Tournament Says About Hong Kong’s Fate as a Financial Center | AMY GUNIA / HONG KONG | August 4, 2022 | Time
Although getting windows unstuck may require skill and brawn, you should be able to fix those screens with less effort.How to tackle the home maintenance to-do list you ignored during the pandemic | Jura Koncius | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
As governor of California, Schwarzenegger himself demonstrated the limits of American brawn.Is This the End of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Comeback? | Andrew Romano | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both films prized independence at their moral centers, and made brawn a virtue.
Founded in 1888 in Pittsburgh, Alcoa has long been a symbol of American industrial brawn.
This is the place where automakers show off brawn, power, and sex appeal.Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show | Daniel Gross | March 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was built more like a bullock than a man, huge in bone and brawn, high in colour, and with a hand like a baby for size.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
You are the brawn and the backbone of our free white Anglo-Saxon democracy, the flower of the world's peoples.Mountain | Clement Wood
Boris went on cutting brawn upon a wooden platter with a swift and careful hand.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
We used steam instead of the brawn of stalwart pioneers and Indians to propel the boat.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail | Ezra Meeker
A pair of cold capons, a mortress of brawn, or what you will, with a flask or two of the right Gascony.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for brawn
strong well-developed muscles
physical strength, esp as opposed to intelligence
British a seasoned jellied loaf made from the head and sometimes the feet of a pig or calf
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