What does the word burly mean?

Usage examples for burly

  1. He made a very burly figure in his coat, and if his weight did not exceed the other's it was not likely to be less. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  2. Then a third- a broad burly youth- came forward. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. Haredale, who had been so kind to Barnaby's mother, was a burly, stern man who had few acquaintances and lived much alone. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives