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Definition of bony adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (bonier, boniest)
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  1. 1(of a person or part of the body) very thin so that the bones can be seen under the skin a bony hand a tall, bony man
  2. 2(of fish) full of small bones
  3. 3consisting of or like bone
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