having a (specified kind of) chest or thorax: used mainly in compounds: hollow-chested
Having a specified kind of chest. Often used in combination: large-chested; a white-chested horse.
- (usually in combination) Having a chest (with a specified quality).
- Jenny was the most flat-chested of her friends.
- Some combinations, such as "flat-chested", form comparative and superlative forms like "flatter-chested" and "flattest-chested". Other combinations, such as "barrel chested", form comparative and superlative forms like "more barrel-chested" and "most barrel-chested".
- Chested normally combines with an adjective or noun that modifies chest (as in ample-chested (“having an ample chest”)), but occasionally it stands alone as chested (“being in a chest”) or is modified by an adverb (as in amply chested, which is a rarer variant of ample-chested).