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  1. closely joined together or related; firmly constructed: a well-knit society; a well-knit plot; a muscular, well-knit body.
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Sometimes well-knit·ted.

Origin of well-knit

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for well-knit

Historical Examples

  • She was a tall, large woman, well-knit, with no superfluous flesh.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • He was now nearly six feet in height, with a powerful and well-knit frame.

  • War is a social affair, and wars are won by well-knit societies.

  • Gilbert was a slender, spare man, but well-knit and well-proportioned.

    Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories

    Arthur Christopher Benson

  • An iron-jawed fellow he is, with every muscle in his well-knit body to match.

    A Tramp's Wallet

    William Duthie

British Dictionary definitions for well-knit


  1. (well knit when postpositive) strong, firm, or sturdy
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