What does the word strapping mean?

Usage examples for strapping

  1. She had had three strapping damsels during his sojourn in Riverside, and he used to sit on this very doorstep and chaff them. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  2. Beside her was a tall, strapping fellow, whose noble mien and air of superiority bespoke him a chief of no ordinary kind. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. Fortunately, they were obliged to return to their boats, and left all the house to us; which, however, contained little besides a strapping Greek, who called himself its proprietor. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2) by John Lloyd Stephens