Definition of muscleman in English:

muscleman

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was a muscleman and bully and often he used to terrorize the people.’
    • ‘Sammi jumped up from her seat as two musclemen restrained her from leaving the booth.’
    • ‘In the red corner sat a butch, dark-skinned, muscleman baring his teeth.’
    • ‘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,’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Big, oily, musclemen everywhere can't stop lubing up just thinking about him.’
    • ‘But interestingly enough, he is the very human core to the film, a strong, faithful muscleman whose basic needs match his simpleton intellect.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Finding it difficult to recover the loans, many firms and banks have been taking the help of musclemen.’
    • ‘I've done a couple of adverts, whenever they needed a muscleman my agent would give me a call.’
    • ‘Part of the Indian political system is controlled by musclemen, crooked corporate chieftains and other scoundrels.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were oily musclemen wearing too-tight t-shirts.’
    • ‘First appearing on screen in 1918, Tarzan was the original Hollywood muscleman.’
    • ‘The point is the musclemen of that era thought more about the totality of their physiques than bodybuilders do today.’
    muscleman, strongman, macho, macho man, iron man, hercules, atlas, samson, tarzan
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Pronunciation

muscleman

/ˈməsəlˌman/