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thickset

[adj. thik-set; n. thik-set] /adj. ˈθɪkˈsɛt; n. ˈθɪkˌsɛt/
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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English thikke sette. See thick (adv.), set
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  • Some are thickset and muscular, others lightly built with small frames and long legs.
British Dictionary definitions for thickset

thickset

/ˌθɪkˈsɛt/
adjective
1.
stocky in build; sturdy
2.
densely planted or placed
noun
3.
a rare word for thicket
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Word Origin and History for thickset
adj.

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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