[ adjective ] muscular and heavily built
"a beefy wrestler" "had a tall burly frame" "clothing sizes for husky boys" "a strapping boy of eighteen" (`buirdly' is a Scottish term "a buirdly lad of twelve")
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
The husky 6 - 3 , 205 - pound lefthander , was in command all_the_way before an on_the_scene audience of only 949 and countless of television viewers in the Denver area .(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
`` Husky young_man '' , he said with mock distaste .(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
Eileen got_to dancing , just a_little tiny dancing step to a hummed tune that you could hardly notice , and trying to pick_up strange men , but each time I was ready to say to_hell_with_it and walk_out she 'd pull herself together and talk so understandingly in that sweet husky voice about the good times and the happiness we 'd had together and there I was back on_the_hook .