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brawn

noun [U] uk   /brɔːn/ us    /brɑːn/

brawn noun [U] (STRENGTH)

physical strength and big muscles: She said she preferred brawn to brains (= a man who is physically attractive rather than a clever one).

brawn noun [U] (FOOD)

UK (US headcheese) meat from the head of a pig, cooked, and pressed into a block
brawny
adjective uk   /ˈbrɔː.ni/ us    /ˈbrɑː-/
He was a big brawny man with huge hands.
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