Thick set

thickset

[adj. thik-set; n. thik-set]
adjective
1.
set thickly or in close arrangement; dense: a thickset hedge.
2.
studded, or furnished thickly; closely packed: a sky thickset with stars.
3.
heavily or solidly built; stocky: a thickset young man.
noun
4.
a thicket.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English thikke sette. See thick (adv.), set

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thickset (ˌθɪkˈsɛt)
 
adj
1.  stocky in build; sturdy
2.  densely planted or placed
 
n
3.  a rare word for thicket

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thickset
mid-14c., thikke sette "with parts or things set close together" (of grass on a sward, etc.), from thick + set (v.). Meaning "stocky, strong and square-built" is recorded from 1724.
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