Definition of barrel-chested in English:

barrel-chested

adjective

  • Having a large rounded chest:

    ‘he was a big man, barrel-chested and black-bearded’
    • ‘Few of the Americans running Iraq are as frank about their ‘mission’ to bring freedom to the world as the barrel-chested former New York police chief Bernard Kerik.’
    • ‘Blatherskite O'Loodheramawn, a barrel-chested, white-toothed athlete from Mullingar, welcomed the new loosening of restrictions.’
    • ‘A barrel-chested security guard riding shotgun in Khalilzad's car turns to explain: an errant vehicle in Iraq, he says, can easily be a suicide bomber.’
    • ‘He was kind of barrel-chested, but the voice was extraordinary.’
    • ‘These burly, barrel-chested men aren't quite comfortable within their macho trappings, but act as allegorical tools to explore issues of contemporary masculinity.’
    • ‘He's big, barrel-chested, and, unfortunately, sweaty.’
    • ‘Currently in a middleweight state, Del Toro delivers a good turn here, as does the barrel-chested James Caan as the millionaire's grizzled bagman.’
    • ‘Even though Klinck cuts one of those strapping, barrel-chested gym-junkie figures, his voice is like a gentle breeze.’
    • ‘But Bolton boss Sam Allardyce, that great rescuer of lost causes, has given the barrel-chested striker some of his self-respect back.’
    • ‘At 60, John McDonnell is barrel-chested with vibrant blue eyes and slicked back white hair, a successful real estate investor who lives by the beach with his second wife.’
    • ‘Short but somewhat barrel-chested, the actor is often called on for oversized characters, and his room-filling energy takes over when he talks about Ayckbourn.’
    • ‘He was about 6ft 1in, beautifully built and barrel-chested.’
    • ‘Ackermann - who today is 56 and a barrel-chested six-footer whose flashes of anger are intimidating - was a javelin champion in his youth.’
    • ‘The wee, barrel-chested midfielder with the cocky gait is as influential now as he was when he arrived in Glasgow.’
    • ‘Admirably willing to raise his head above the parapet and defend his corner, the barrel-chested midfielder might even be said to epitomise Martin O'Neill's side.’
    • ‘It has been my ambition ever since watching Burt Lancaster, in his barrel-chested pomp, swim home through the pools of his Californian neighbours after a little chat with each on the way.’
    • ‘He was a winger in his early years but later preferred the fly-half's position: stocky, barrel-chested and quick as a flash, he was a notably inventive player.’
    • ‘Born to rescue people from burning buildings and save the planet, Mr Incredible is a square-jawed, barrel-chested hero in the Superman mould.’
    • ‘He was a ferocious-looking man - black-bearded, broad-eyed and barrel-chested.’
    • ‘‘Spotty’ was white with black spots and barrel-chested.’

Pronunciation

barrel-chested