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Definition of the adjective rawboned

What does rawboned mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having a lean and bony physique
    • example: a rawboned cow hand
    • similar: lean / thin

Alternative definition of the adjective rawboned


  1. Describing a person as being thin and bony, having prominent bones, rugged but not necessarily handsome.

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Google previewShakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary (2012)

by Alexander Schmidt

Bone: barebone; bareboned; bigboned; burlyboned; jawbone; Pickbone; rawboned; shoulderbone. Bonnet: unbonneted. Book: abseybook; copybook; hornbook; lovebook; musterbook; notebook; prayerbook;tablebook. Bookish: unbookish.

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

Rawboned, a. Having little flesh on the bones. Rawhead, «. A specter. Rawly, adv.

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language (1840)

in which the meaning of every word is explained, and the sound of every syllable distinctly shown. To which is prefixed, an abstract of the principles of English pronunciation, and directions to foreigners for acquiring a knowledge of the use of this dictionary by John Walker

Rawboned,raw'bônd.a .Having bones scarcely covered with flesh, or large bones , [ness. Rawness, raw'nês. s. A raw state, unskilful- Ray, rá. s. A beam of lijrht; a fish, an herb. Raze, raze. s. A root of finger, head of ginger. Raze, raze, v a.

Google previewLexicon of Musical Invective (2000)

Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time by Nicolas Slonimsky

Every now and then one comes across the most ear-flaying succession of chords; then, the instrumentation, although nearly always characteristic, is often distinctly rawboned and hideous; the composer shows a well-nigh diabolical ingenuity ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

gaunt, lean, spare, drawn, worn, wasted, rawboned, attenuated, wrinkled, ghastly, hollow-eyed ant.

Google previewThe Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia (2013)

4th Edition by Michael R. Steele

Had certain rawboned appearance, but closer examination showed ...

Google previewThe Eagles Encyclopedia (2005)

by Ray Didinger

Frank Brookhouser of the Philadelphia Bulletin described Hanson as a " rawboned, lantern-jawed, easygoing New Jersey farm boy who never cared much about anything except lugging a football past white lines." Hanson was Temple's first ...

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Scrabble value of R1A1W4B3O1N1E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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