big-boned big-boned


  • (adj) having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh


  1. Red-haired Justin Frankel, all big-boned and gangly, is cranking out code in warp mode.
  2. Engineer Bill Fabrey had tired of the discrimination his overweight wife faced and started the group as an advocate for the big-boned.
  3. Hillary was tall, lanky, big-boned and long-faced, and he moved with an incongruous grace, rather like a giraffe.



  1. "Anybody underestimating him at first sight soon realised that his appearance was really deceptive. He was one of the most identifiable batsmen in the world, but he was comfortable in his big-boned frame. He was really a good slip fielder, probably...
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Shane Warne Source: Hindu

  2. "When Magic first came in the league, and even Larry, they were playing on the perimeter and later incorporated their game in the low post," recalled Cooper, who calls Parker "Silk." "I told her: 'You're not that big-boned a person. You can't...
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Michael Cooper Source: Sacramento Bee

  3. Listed at 5-foot-8 and 122 pounds, Hendler "tends to be big-boned," Bollettieri said. "She will have to work extra hard to be in tip-top shape."
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Nick Bollettieri Source: Sacramento Bee

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