Definition of brawn
1a British : the flesh of a boarb : headcheese
2a : full strong musclesb : muscular strength
Examples of brawn in a Sentence
an actor who is more famous for his brawn than for his talent
Recent Examples of brawn from the Web
Most of the best football players mix brawn and brainpower.
An amalgam of brains and brawn, the little discs turned the punk world on its head.
Yet becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in points during this Stanley Cup Final (surpassing his boss, Mario Lemieux) captures only a slice of the brilliance and brawn (yes, really) that pushed Pittsburgh to the verge of a fifth title.
Also, Incarnato, a former college football player who had been an offensive linebacker at several Division I schools and majored in sociology, was more confident in his brawn and his work ethic than his ability to understand medicine.
White bread also swaddles the hen-of-the-woods mushroom sandwich, a vegetarian number with impressive brawn.
Understand, coxswains are considered the brain of the brawn that mans the oars.
Moore added a slightly goofier sense of humor to Bond, letting the agent often use his wits rather than his brawn to escape danger, never without a one-liner.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Brains and brawn create an unbeatable combination.
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Origin and Etymology of brawn
Middle English, from Anglo-French braon flesh, muscle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English brǣd flesh
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of brawn for English Language Learners
: muscular strength
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Definition of brawn for Students
: muscular strength
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