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Definition of "thickset" [thick•set]

  • Having a solid, stocky form or body; stout. (adjective)
  • Positioned or placed closely together. (adjective)

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 "thickset" in a sentence
  • "He pointed out a kind of thickset tower which crowned a pretty village set in orchards."
  • "The simplified heads and thickset, burgeoning bodies of the women reflect his enthusiasm for ancient Iberian sculptures, seen in Spain."
  • "Their vocalist, Ali Tabatabaee, went for a layup, and Printz, who is a thickset guy with dreds, came underneath and swatted his shot, hard."