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, "C. S. Lewis: Oxford Don vs. the Devil," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of thickset

: having a short, thick body


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