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brassbound

[bras-bound, brahs-]
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adjective
  1. having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc., as a trunk or chest.
  2. rigid; inflexible: brassbound regulations.
  3. impudent; brazen: brassbound presumption.
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Origin of brassbound

First recorded in 1900–05; brass + -bound1
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Related Words for brassbound

armored, durable, everlasting, firm, incorruptible, indestructible, invulnerable, lasting, resistant, rugged, solid, tight, unshakable, unyielding, adamantine, perdurable, infrangible, shatterproof, balky, bullheaded

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Historical Examples of 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.


British Dictionary definitions for brassbound

brassbound

adjective
  1. inflexibly entrenchedbrassbound traditions
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