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clean-limbed (comparative more clean-limbed, superlative most clean-limbed)

  1. (dated) Having a slender, athletic physical frame.
    • 1898, Gertrude Atherton, The Valiant Runaways
      He was big and clean-limbed and sinewy, with small cunning eyes, a resolute mouth and chin, and an air of perfect fearlessness. Roldan warmed to him, and looked with admiration and envy at the muscles on his splendid limbs.
    • 1921, Munsey's magazine: Volume 71
      He was one of those clean-cut and clean-limbed men that young girls like to dream about — frank, honest, and with a keen sense of humor — for a man.