One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) strongly and compactly built.
strong, as strong as an ox, muscular, well muscled, muscly, muscle-bound, well built, powerfully built, powerful, mighty, herculean, strapping, burly, robust, sturdy, husky, lusty, sinewy, ruggedView synonyms
- ‘At fifteen she had been a simple, sweet-tempered farm-girl, well-knit and attractive, with raven-black hair.’
- ‘Out from the kitchen strolled a well-knit youth with the air of a young and arrogant war lord from an ancient dynasty, holding a large vegetable knife firmly in his hand.’
- ‘From the head, the back gently slopes over an arched neck and well-muscled shoulders to well-knit hips.’
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