Definition of square-shouldered in English:



  • (of a person or garment) having broad, square shoulders that do not slope.

    • ‘I heard a whinny, then the squeak of leather as a big, square-shouldered man dismounted.’
    • ‘Tall, loose-limbed and square-shouldered, Taylor still has all the vestiges of the matinee-idol good looks that labelled him one of the most handsome men on the dance scene in the second half of the last century.’
    • ‘By the time he was a sophomore in high school, Lakin was a square-shouldered boy who could drive the ball 400 feet from both sides of the plate and throw fastballs in at least the high 80s.’
    • ‘Fraser physically embodies his role to perfection, as the quintessential square-shouldered, square chinned, honest American.’