Rugged is defined as durable or sturdy, or a rough terrain or landscape.(adjective)
See rugged in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, rough, shaggy, prob. < Scand, as in Swed rugga, to roughen: for IE base see rug
See rugged in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, shaggy
Origin: , of Scandinavian origin.
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