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musclebound

[muhs-uh l-bound] /ˈmʌs əlˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
having enlarged and inelastic muscles, as from excessive exercise.
2.
rigid; inflexible:
musclebound rules.
Origin of musclebound
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; muscle + -bound1
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  • I'm kind of musclebound, I guess, but I don't let that interfere with my quickness any.

    Seventeen Booth Tarkington
  • "Yer-r-r old car-r-r-cass is musclebound, to be sur-r-e," conceded John.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
musclebound in Medicine

musclebound mus·cle·bound or mus·cle-bound (mŭs'əl-bound')
adj.
Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles that function poorly together for concerted action.

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