[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.
Origin of thickset
1325–75; Middle English thikke sette.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of thickset
He was considerably under the average height, but thickset and strong.
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 thickset, young man remuttered the period that they were there for the stuff.
British Dictionary definitions for thickset
stocky in build; sturdy
densely planted or placed
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Word Origin and History for thickset
mid-14c., thikke sette "with parts or things set close together" (of grass on a sward, etc.), from thick + set (v.). Meaning "stocky, strong and square-built" is recorded from 1724.
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