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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.
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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “brawn”
in Spanish fuerza muscular…
in Vietnamese bắp thịt…
in Malaysian oto…
in Thai กล้ามเนื้อ…
in French muscle(s)…
in German die Muskelkraft…
in Chinese (Simplified) 力量, 体力, 发达的肌肉…
in Indonesian tenaga fisik, kekuatan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 力量, 體力, 發達的肌肉…
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