[ raw-bohnd ]
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  1. having little flesh, especially on a large-boned frame; gaunt.

Origin of rawboned

First recorded in 1585–95; raw + boned

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How to use rawboned in a sentence

  • This problem was solved by a native coming along driving a raw-boned horse before a rickety wagon.

  • The non-commissioned officer was a tall Kentuckian, over six feet high, lank and raw-boned.

  • He was a big, raw-boned, hulking fellow from New Hampshire, and his laugh was like the braying of a mule.

    Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
  • Edith Hale was a tall, raw-boned, thin girl, with small pretensions to beauty or wit.

    The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume
  • They turned around to see a tall, raw-boned, sandy-haired man about forty stepping towards them.

    The Viking Blood | Frederick William Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for rawboned


/ (ˈrɔːˈbəʊnd) /

  1. having a lean bony physique

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