barrel-chested

adjective
bar·​rel-chest·​ed | \ ˈber-əl-ˌche-stəd How to pronounce barrel-chested (audio) , ˈba-rəl- \

Definition of barrel-chested

: having a large rounded chest a barrel-chested athlete

First Known Use of barrel-chested

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barrel-chested was in 1845

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“Barrel-chested.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrel-chested. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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barrel-chested

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English Language Learners Definition of barrel-chested

of a man : having a large, round chest that usually suggests great strength

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