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  1. big-shouldered, broad-shouldered, square-shoulderedadjective

    having broad shoulders

    "big-shouldered and heavy-armed"


  1. big-shoulderedadjective

    Having particularly big or broad shoulders.


  1. big-shouldered

    The term "big-shouldered" is typically used as an adjective to describe someone who has physically broad or large shoulders. This might suggest strength or a robust physique. However, it can also be used metaphorically to imply that the person carries a lot of responsibility, is very dependable, or capable of dealing with tough situations 'on their shoulders', similarly to the phrase "carrying the weight of the world on one's shoulders." Alternatively, in reference to cities, like Chicago ("The City of Big Shoulders"), it might mean a place that is hardworking and industrious.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of big-shouldered in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of big-shouldered in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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