Meaning of “brawn” in the English Dictionary

"brawn" in British English

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brawnnoun [ 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.ni/

He was a big brawny man with huge hands.

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

"brawn" in American English

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brawnnoun [ U ]

us /brɔn/

physical strength and big muscles:

It is a school where brains are respected much more than brawn.
brawny
adjective us /ˈbrɔ·ni/

He grabbed me with his brawny arm.

(Definition of “brawn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)