[adjective thik-set; noun thik-set]
- set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge.
- studded, or furnished thickly; closely packed: a sky thickset with stars.
- heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset young man.
- a thicket.
Origin of thickset
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for thickset
He was considerably under the average height, but thickset and strong.The Kentucky Ranger
Edward T. Curnick
By his side was a short, thickset man with dark, sallow features.
Rao Khan was a short, thickset man, with a round, smooth face.
But they did not see him just at first because of his short, thickset stature.The Gods are Athirst
The thickset, young man remuttered the period that they were there for the stuff.Mountain Blood
- stocky in build; sturdy
- densely planted or placed
- a rare word for thicket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for thickset
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper