- s (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
- a consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon
- s (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
- He is a large, strong man still, larger even than the sinewy climber who scaled the heights.
- One moment they are sinewy, battered remnants of a discarded tradition.
- For about a month I was a spare, sinewy frontiersman in fringed buckskin, with crinkly little lines about the eyes and a slow laconic drawl.
- Pete Carroll in SI.com
It's not true to say he hasn't played,Carroll told me. "He has played, just not in regular-season games. But he's played against guys with NFL talent fighting to make NFL rosters. We've seen him make all the throws. He's sinewy, tall, real...
- Daniel in Los Angeles Times (blog)
Joan Schenkar's new biography, "The Talented Miss Highsmith," has been earning raves; Daniel Mallory called it "splendid, sinewy ...... dazzling and definitive" in our pages.
- Halle Berry in Sydney Morning Herald
It's definitely about woman empowerment and being in touch with your sexuality,Berry said. "With my body being more exposed, the idea was to be able to see my spine and the sinewy-ness of the muscles, things that are part of cats."