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Definition of "muscleman" [muscleman]

  • Informal A man who is physically powerful, especially one with well-developed muscles. (noun)
  • Informal A strong man hired as a bodyguard or thug. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muscleman" in a sentence
  • "This muscleman is flanked by two tiny bouncy Chihuahuas."
  • "The peoples have defied their prison guards and raised their voices loudly against the capitulation projects and accelerating steps towards turning Israel into a friend who can be counted on to play the role of the policeman or the "muscleman" against the new enemy Iran."
  • "But neither Francis Bacon nor Lucian Freud nor Damien Hirst has shaped modern art as Hamilton did when he put a lolly with the word POP on it in the hand of a muscleman in his 1956 collage, Just What is it that Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?"