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Having a stout or compact build.


(ˈhɛv iˈsɛt)

having a large or stocky body build.
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Adj.1.heavyset - having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"


Short, heavy, and solidly built:


adj macizo, fornido
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Investigators said the driver is "a heavyset male with a fair complexion" who has short brown hair, a close-cut brown beard and at the time was wearing a red hat and t-shirt, khaki shorts and black sneakers.
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Heavyset Wilson will be out of pocket a further PS290 after being ordered to cover the costs of damage he caused to a TV belonging to his pensioner victim.
The robber in three of the four crimes is described as heavyset.
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