What does the word stalwart mean?

Usage examples for stalwart

  1. I bore with me my child; I was set upon by hired ruffians, and in the defence of that child- by the aid of another stalwart arm- I resisted them, slew some, drove some away, disarmed others. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  2. The leading man at once stepped forward, the others following, and in a few moments six stalwart natives, armed with assegais and shields, were looking curiously at the small party of whites. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville