meaning of brawn

brawn meaning in General Dictionary

A muscle flesh

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  • having muscular energy
  • A muscle; skin.
  • Full, powerful muscle tissue, esp. for the arm or knee, muscular strength; a protuberant muscular part of the human anatomy; occasionally, the supply.
  • The skin of a boar; also, the salted and prepared skin of a boar.
  • A boar.

brawn meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., from Old French braon "fleshy or muscular part, buttock," from Frankish *brado "ham, roast" or other Germanic supply, from Proto-Germanic *bred-on- (cognates: Old tall German brato "tender meat," German Braten "roast," Old Norse bra


brawn meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

muscle mass, generally when you look at the arm or knee


brawn meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A muscle; skin.

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  • (n.) Comprehensive, strong muscle tissue, esp. of the supply or knee, muscular energy; a protuberant muscular an element of the body; occasionally, the arm.
  • (n.) The flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared skin of a boar.
  • (letter.) A boar.

Sentence Examples with the word brawn

To look at the tawny brawn of his lithe snaky limbs, you would almost have credited the superstitions of some of the earlier Puritans, and half-believed this wild Indian to be a son of the Prince of the Powers of the Air.

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