adjective \ˈsin-yə-wē also ˈsi-nə-\

: having strong and lean muscles

: tough and difficult to cut or chew

Full Definition of SINEWY

:  full of sinews: as
a :  tough, stringy <sinewy meat>
b :  strong <sinewy arms>
:  marked by the strength of sinews <a demanding sinewy intelligence — Helen Dudar>

Examples of SINEWY

  1. The lion has a sinewy body.
  2. a sinewy piece of meat

First Known Use of SINEWY

14th century


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