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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sin·ew /ˈsɪn(ˌ)ju ||ˈsɪ(ˌ)nu/
 肌肉,精力,體力,原動力,腱(vt.)賦予力量,加強

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sin·ew /ˈsɪn(ˌ)ju, jə(w) , ˈsɪn(ˌ)u/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·ew n.
 1. Anat. A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.
 2. Muscle; nerve. [R.]
 3. Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.
    The portion and sinew of her fortune, her marriage dowry.   --Shak.
    The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.   --Sir W. Raleigh.
 Note:Money alone is often called the sinews of war.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sin·ew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sinewed p. pr. & vb. n. Sinewing.] To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.
    Wretches, now stuck up for long tortures . . . might, if properly treated, serve to sinew the state in time of danger.   --Goldsmith.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sinew
      n 1: a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with
           its bony attachment [syn: tendon]
      2: muscular strength [syn: brawn, muscle]