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Meaning of BRAWN

Pronunciation:  bron

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  muscular strength

BRAWN is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: muscle, sinew
 See Also: strength



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Brawn\, n. [OF. braon fleshy part, muscle, fr. HG. br?to
flesh, G. braten roast meat; akin to Icel. br?? flesh, food
of beasts, AS. br?de roast meat, br?dan to roast, G. braten,
and possibly to E. breed.]
1. A muscle; flesh. [Obs.]

         Formed well of brawns and of bones.   --Chaucer.

2. Full, strong muscles, esp. of the arm or leg, muscular
   strength; a protuberant muscular part of the body;
   sometimes, the arm.

         Brawn without brains is thine.        --Dryden.

         It was ordained that murderers should be brent on
         the brawn of the left hand.           --E. Hall.

         And in my vantbrace put this withered brawn. --Shak.

3. The flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared flesh
   of a boar.

         The best age for the boar is from two to five years,
         at which time it is best to geld him, or sell him
         for brawn.                            --Mortimer.

4. A boar. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

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