What does the word thickset mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Having a short, thick body; stout.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Closely planted.

Usage examples for thickset

  1. The policeman who appeared in answer to this summons was a thickset sturdy Norfolk man, with an intelligent face and shrewd dark eyes. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees
  2. At that moment there came a great clanking from inside the door, as if heavy bolts and chains were being removed, and the next instant the portal swung open and Ben found himself face to face with a thickset man, who seemed, by his complexion and general appearance, to be of Spanish origin. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)