Meaning of “able-bodied” in the English Dictionary

"able-bodied" in British English

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able-bodiedadjective

uk /ˌeɪ.bəlˈbɒd.id/ us /ˌeɪ.bəlˈbɑː.did/

used to refer to someone who is healthy and has no illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult to do the things that other people do:

All able-bodied young men were forced to join the army.
the able-bodied
noun [ plural ] uk us

It is hard for the able-bodied to understand the difficulties that disabled people encounter in their daily lives.

(Definition of “able-bodied” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)