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English definition of “sinew”

sinew

noun     /ˈsɪn.juː/
[C] a tendon (= strong piece of tissue in the body connecting a muscle to a bone )Substances and structures in the body [C usually plural] a part of a structure or system that provides support and holds it together: These steel posts form the sinews of the building .Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
(Definition of sinew noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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