Entry Definition
it is built sturdily, is braced firmly
(shoe) s/he is laced tightly; (horse, dog) s/he is securely harnessed; (equipment, mechanical device) it is sturdy, is strongly built, is tightly rigged
hard to the touch, firm, solid; sturdy, strong, tough; difficult
(food) it makes one strong or sturdy, it "sticks to your ribs"