mus|cle|man


mus|cle|man
mus|cle|man «MUHS uhl MAN», noun, plural -men,
1. Informal. a muscular man: »

... another record and another reminder that U.S. musclemen will be hard to match in next fall's Olympics (Time).

2. Slang. a strong-arm man; thug: »

The syndicate's musclemen forced competitors to close their businesses and leave town.


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