1. tense; haggard.
  2. eviscerated, as a fowl.
  3. Glassmaking.
    1. of or relating to the stem of a drinking glass that has been formed by stretching from a small mass of molten metal left at the base of the bowl of the vessel.
    2. of or relating to glass that is drawn over a series of rollers as it comes from the furnace.
Related formswell-drawn, adjective
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  1. haggard, tired, or tense in appearance
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Word Origin and History for well-drawn


c.1200, from Old English dragen, past participle of draw (v.).

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