Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: sinew  sin-yoo
  1. A cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
    - tendon
  2. Quality of having muscular strength
    - brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, heftiness

Derived forms: sinews

Type of: connective tissue, strength

Part of: muscle system, muscular structure, musculature

Encyclopedia: Sinew