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- Characterized by brawn; muscular; strong.
- Rattler was a big, brawny fellow, and he stepped up in front of me, rolling up his sleeves.
- 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 2
- As he stood on one side, for a minute or so, unbuttoning his waist-coat and breeches, her fat, brawny thighs hung down
- Calloused; hardened.
characterized by brawn