well-made

well-made [wel′mād′]
adj.
1. well-proportioned; strongly built; skillfully and soundly put together
2. Literature Drama
a) skillfully constructed or contrived [a well-made plot]
b) having a skillfully contrived plot [a well-made play]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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