thickset

adjective
thick·​set | \ ˈthik-ˌset How to pronounce thickset (audio) \

Definition of thickset

1 : closely placed also : growing thickly a thickset wood
2 : having a thick body : burly

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Recent Examples on the Web The lecturer, a short, thickset man with a ruddy face and a big voice, was coming to the end of his talk. Joseph Loconte, National Review, 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of thickset

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thickset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thickset. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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thickset

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of thickset

: having a short, thick body

thickset

adjective
thick·​set | \ ˈthik-ˌset How to pronounce thickset (audio) \

Kids Definition of thickset

: stocky

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