Definition of brawn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//brɔːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//brɔːn//
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  1. 1physical strength In this job you need brains as well as brawn. What they lack in brawn they make up for in skill.
  2. 2 (British English) (North American English headcheese) meat made from the head of a pig or calf that has been boiled and pressed into a container, served cold in thin slices
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French braon ‘fleshy part of the leg’, of Germanic origin; related to German Braten ‘roast meat’.
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