One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) having broad shoulders that do not slope.
- ‘By the time he was a sophomore in high school, Lakin was a square-shouldered boy who could drive the ball 400 feet from both sides of the plate and throw fastballs in at least the high 80s.’
- ‘Tall, loose-limbed and square-shouldered, Taylor still has all the vestiges of the matinee-idol good looks that labelled him one of the most handsome men on the dance scene in the second half of the last century.’
- ‘I heard a whinny, then the squeak of leather as a big, square-shouldered man dismounted.’
- ‘Fraser physically embodies his role to perfection, as the quintessential square-shouldered, square chinned, honest American.’
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