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blocky

[blok-ee] /ˈblɒk i/
adjective, blockier, blockiest.
1.
heavily built; solid; stocky.
2.
marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph.
Origin of blocky
1870-1875
1870-75; block + -y1
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  • He had been a blocky, heavy-muscled redhead with slightly off-center features and the hard flesh of a heavy planet native.

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  • And so you ran down to meet us—that was bully, said the blocky man.

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  • The mate flung up a club-like head and threw back his blocky shoulders.

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  • He was so close they could see his blocky head, his square nose, and even his little piggish eyes.

  • A blocky white and black cow with a calf at her heels bolted toward the end of the field and the rest followed.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He was a blocky, broad-faced veteran with iron-gray hair and hard, unsmiling eyes.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
  • The hummocky surface and blocky material in the slide are well shown along the last half mile of the trail to Strawberry Lake.

  • The other was a blocky paint owned by Watson Charters, a quarrelsome man who was greatly impressed with his own importance.

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  • A door in the ship's curved side opened that the blocky figure of a man might leap forth.

British Dictionary definitions for blocky

blocky

adjective
1.
like a block, esp in shape and solidity
Derived Forms
blockiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blocky
adj.

1879, from block (n.) + -y (2). Related: Blockily; blockiness.

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