Definition of muscleman in English:

muscleman

noun

  • A large, strong man, especially one employed to protect someone or to intimidate people.

    • ‘Sammi jumped up from her seat as two musclemen restrained her from leaving the booth.’
    • ‘There are also the traditional mil zourkhaneh, heavy Indian clubs with which musclemen do exercises that would wrench most people's arms from their sockets.’
    • ‘The point is the musclemen of that era thought more about the totality of their physiques than bodybuilders do today.’
    • ‘In the red corner sat a butch, dark-skinned, muscleman baring his teeth.’
    • ‘The musclemen who balance each other upside down on their shoulders; the acrobat who spins inside a hoop; the contortionist packed into a suitcase: these are the things that draw the audience applause.’
    • ‘The vignette, with its quartet of bare-chested musclemen around a poker table, their biceps and pectorals effectively lit by the low-hanging overhead fixture, is funny and provocative.’
    • ‘The 33-years-old muscleman, fire-eater and stripper's career is going from strength to strength, and the former structural engineer is taking advantage of his fame while it lasts.’
    • ‘They had planned to arrive at the ceremony riding an elephant, but failed to find one in time, so settled for a horse-drawn carriage to be greeted by 200 guests and performers including dancing girls, musclemen and midgets,’
    • ‘They were oily musclemen wearing too-tight t-shirts.’
    • ‘But interestingly enough, he is the very human core to the film, a strong, faithful muscleman whose basic needs match his simpleton intellect.’
    • ‘I've done a couple of adverts, whenever they needed a muscleman my agent would give me a call.’
    • ‘In 2001, when the women's groups first made a bid to run the weekly haat in Pipli village, local musclemen threatened to beat and kidnap them.’
    • ‘Part of the Indian political system is controlled by musclemen, crooked corporate chieftains and other scoundrels.’
    • ‘Finding it difficult to recover the loans, many firms and banks have been taking the help of musclemen.’
    • ‘Big, oily, musclemen everywhere can't stop lubing up just thinking about him.’
    • ‘More standard festive fayre as a series of musclemen who bear more than a passing resemblance to the side of a bus come face to face in an attempt to discover who's the strongest of them all.’
    • ‘But if we're destined to spend the next several years watching movies about mutants, musclemen and assorted other misfits, it'd be nice if those movies were good.’
    • ‘He was a muscleman and bully and often he used to terrorize the people.’
    • ‘One day, a visit from someone claiming to be his father triggers a biological reaction that turns the nerdy scientist into a 30-foot giant green muscleman with untold powers and abilities.’
    • ‘First appearing on screen in 1918, Tarzan was the original Hollywood muscleman.’
    strongman, macho, macho man, iron man, hercules, atlas, samson, tarzan
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Pronunciation

muscleman

/ˈməsəlˌmæn//ˈməsəlˌman/