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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 person who is physically attractive rather than an intelligent 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.
Translations of “brawn”
in Spanish fuerza muscular…
in French muscle(s)…
in German die Muskelkraft…
in Chinese (Traditional) 力量, 體力, 發達的肌肉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 力量, 体力, 发达的肌肉…
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