square-shouldered


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square-shouldered

adj
1. having broad, well-formed shoulders
2. (Clothing & Fashion) with shoulders padded or cut to be roughly at right angles to the body

square′-shoul′dered



adj.
having the shoulders held back, giving a straight form to the upper part of the back.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.square-shouldered - having broad shoulderssquare-shouldered - having broad shoulders; "big-shouldered and heavy-armed"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
References in classic literature ?
The upper part was inhabited by a collection of bottles, all square-shouldered and as like each other as peas.
A hard-headed, square-shouldered, pertinaciously self-willed man--it was plainly useless to contend with him.
Reed might be at that time some six or seven and thirty; she was a woman of robust frame, square-shouldered and strong-limbed, not tall, and, though stout, not obese: she had a somewhat large face, the under jaw being much developed and very solid; her brow was low, her chin large and prominent, mouth and nose sufficiently regular; under her light eyebrows glimmered an eye devoid of ruth; her skin was dark and opaque, her hair nearly flaxen; her constitution was sound as a bell--illness never came near her; she was an exact, clever manager; her household and tenantry were thoroughly under her control; her children only at times defied her authority and laughed it to scorn; she dressed well, and had a presence and port calculated to set off handsome attire.
As the two Miss Lammeters walked into the large parlour together, any one who did not know the character of both might certainly have supposed that the reason why the square-shouldered, clumsy, high-featured Priscilla wore a dress the facsimile of her pretty sister's, was either the mistaken vanity of the one, or the malicious contrivance of the other in order to set off her own rare beauty.
They were square-shouldered with a vinyl effect, mini puffer capes or rich fur.
Miller), square-shouldered Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr) and adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago (Jamie Chung) all become superheroes too?
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The key is something loose fitting and relaxed on the bottom paired with a well-tailored and square-shouldered jacket.
If you can round up two acquaintances; one with sloping shoulders and the other square-shouldered and have them hold a rifle in shooting position, you'll see the shoulder position is about the same.
It's square-shouldered, Sharpe-type lead bullet will shoot through steel plates that are only dented by other cartridges, yet the S&W '.
16 (ANI): Sam Wurzelbacher, the man popularly known as "Joe the Plumber" during the 2008 US presidential campaign, and who was seen as the square-shouldered mascot of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, today is embittered enough to say that he does not owe anyone anything.
For one thing Richard is simply too resolute too square-shouldered and too winning to feel entirely real.