- 1(Of ground or terrain) having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface: a rugged coastlineMore example sentences
- You can picture the rugged terrain of rocky beaches and stony slopes with ancient smouldering volcanoes standing guard over antique vines.
- This trip has it all - breathtaking views on many different summits, cave adventures, and rocky and rugged terrain.
- Moreover, experienced contractors working in rugged terrain will carefully choose the worst ground for the day shift, reserving the better-going for night.
- 1.1(Of a man) having attractively strong, rough-hewn features: he was known for his rugged good looksMore example sentences
well built, burly, strong, big and strong, muscular, muscly, brawny, strapping, chunky, husky, broad-shouldered, powerfully built, muscle-bound; tough, hardy, robust, sturdy, vigorous, hale and hearty, lusty, solid, mightyNorth American • informal buff• dated stalwart• literary thewy, starkcraggy, rough-hewn, rough-textured, manly, masculine; irregular; weather-beaten, weathered
- As a young man he set out to be one of the rugged men of action whose courage and daring his novels celebrate.
- We reached the monastery by mid-morning, and the same rugged fellow who had been good enough to carry my little pack knocked heavily on the door.
- He's a rugged man and will show people with his powerful biceps.
- 2(Of clothing, equipment, etc.) strongly made and capable of withstanding rough handling: the binoculars are compact, lightweight, and ruggedMore example sentences
- Uninitiated onlookers could be forgiven for thinking that maybe the wearer had crawled or climbed over a barbed wire fence that took its toll upon the rugged garment.
- These fences are fairly rugged and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, but they require periodic maintenance.
- It needs to be rugged enough to withstand travel and fashionable enough to be able to bring into a business meeting.
- 2.1Having or requiring toughness and determination: a week of rugged, demanding adventure at an outdoor training centreMore example sentences
- And behind the sparkle lies the rugged determination that has made her what she is today.
- And although the rugby was not classic it was rugged and determined in an entertaining end to end game.
- Even that ultimate symbol of rugged individualism, the cowboy, is an endangered species.
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- The family lived in a sprawling estate with outbuildings then let out as guest accommodation, set in ruggedly beautiful Scottish countryside, about 70 miles from Glasgow.
- He was superbly physically fit, ruggedly handsome, universally popular, dedicated to his job, honest, loyal and I was privileged to be but one of his many friends.
- Its setting on the central Californian coast remains idyllic; the town is enfolded by forested hills and looks out on a ruggedly beautiful bay in which blue, gray and killer whales are often seen.
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- The tiny drive has two key attributes that make it useful to its target market: low power usage and ruggedness.
- The strength and ruggedness of the chains provide excellent performance in mud, snow and on ice.
- What the injuries reflect is the ruggedness of the terrain.
Middle English (in the sense 'shaggy', also (of a horse) 'rough-coated'): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish rugga 'roughen', also with rug.