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[raw-bohnd] /ˈrɔˈboʊnd/
having little flesh, especially on a large-boned frame; gaunt.
Origin of rawboned
1585-95; raw + boned Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for rawboned
Historical Examples
  • A rawboned baby sprawling on the mud floor of a Kentucky log cabin is a more hopeful spectacle than a wholly civilized funeral.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • He put me on a rawboned bay who, he said, was a "great goer."

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • I can't tell you any more about him, save that he was a big Cornishman, rawboned, and vulgarly rich.

  • Captain Davis, rawboned and brown-faced, waved a welcome to them from the side door.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Then he conducted the lean, lank, rawboned rustic into the presence of the judges.

  • “You did,” said the big, rawboned man at whom he was staring.

    Daughters of Doom Herbert B. Livingston
  • It was travel-stained and worn, and with its rawboned horses seemed to have reached the last stage of its journey and fitness.

  • Was she, for instance, the underdressed one with the mole, or the rawboned giggler?

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • She was angular, and, using a country expression descriptive of extreme leanness, was rawboned.

    Up Terrapin River Opie P. Read
  • The visitor was tall, rawboned, and of that physical cast known as lanky.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
British Dictionary definitions for rawboned


having a lean bony physique
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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rawboned in Medicine

rawboned raw·boned (rô'bōnd')
Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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