- having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc., as a trunk or chest.
- rigid; inflexible: brassbound regulations.
- impudent; brazen: brassbound presumption.
Origin of brassbound
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Examples from the Web for brassbound
Then the back door—in halves—and the back step, brassbound, treacherous.Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories
Henry Seton Merriman
I understood it was your business to provide escorts, Captain Brassbound.
After all, those men must really like you, Captain Brassbound.
Does Captain Brassbound always treat you like this, Mr. Drinkwater?
I did not know I was so favorably spoken of in these parts, Captain Brassbound.
- inflexibly entrenchedbrassbound traditions
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