low-set
low-set low-set adj. short and thick; especially having short legs and heavy musculature; -- of people.

Syn: chunky, dumpy, squat, squatty, stubby, stumpy, stocky. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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