(Of a person or animal) full of spirit and courage; lively: their horses were beasts of burden, not mettlesome chargers
More example sentences
- He was a vigorous and mettlesome man who loved a yarn.
- There had been plenty of mettlesome, even feminine-looking women drivers before Hellé began making headlines.
- When you have a problem, people create a commission to look at it, because it may be mettlesome.