Husk·y a. Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.
Hus·ky a. Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
Hus·ky a. Powerful; strong; burly. [Colloq., U. S.]
A good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard. --Hamlin Garland.
Hus·ky n.; pl. -kies .
1. An Eskimo. [archaic]
2. The Eskimo language. [archaic]
3. an Eskimo dog, especially a breed of strong heavy-coated dogs used to pull dogsleds in the Northern regions of North America.
adj 1: muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall
burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a
strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish
term" [syn: beefy, burly, strapping, buirdly]
2: deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or
emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking";
"hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful
but husky"- Virgil Thomson [syn: gruff, hoarse]
n : breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog [syn: Eskimo dog]
[also: huskiest, huskier]