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Definition of "broad-shouldered" []

  • Having broad shoulders. (adjective)
  • Having a sturdy construction or constitution. (adjective)

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Use "broad-shouldered" in a sentence
  • "In 1863 one of Otto von Bismarck's colleagues described the 47-year-old Prussian minister-president's appearance and aura: full red-blond mustache, ­thinning hair, a "tall broad-shouldered figure, mighty and impressive," but with "a certain casualness in stance, movement and speech that had something provocative about it.""
  • "It probably does feel safer to Harris, a tall, broad-shouldered white man, than to someone in a wheelchair, or someone carrying an easily grabbable purse, or a single woman walking alone."
  • "As I was next up to the cone-scooping sodajerk, the broad-shouldered man ahead of me spun in place with his prize in-hand and there was only that ice cream cone in the eighteen inches between my astonished eyes and Walter Cronkite's face."