Definition of sinewy:
herculean, tidy, thready, athletic, sizable, stringy, ropey, burly, wiry, hefty, tendinous, respectable, elastic, powerful, goodish, fibrous, knock-down, flexible, muscular, mesomorphic, hempen, goodly, strong, tough, brawny, unchewable, ropy, healthy, sizeable.
- rough (part of speech: adjective)
- strong (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Boy Slaves", Mayne Reid.
Almost seven feet tall, Mackenzie took him to be, so tall that he must stoop to enter the door; lithe and sinewy of limbs, a lightness in them as of an athlete bred; broad in the shoulders, long of arms.- "The Flockmaster of Poison Creek", George W. Ogden.
- "The Underdog", F. Hopkinson Smith.