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brassbound

[ bras-bound, brahs- ]
/ ˈbræsˈbaʊnd, ˈbrɑs- /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of brassbound

First recorded in 1900–05; brass + -bound1
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British Dictionary definitions for brassbound

brassbound
/ (ˈbrɑːsˌbaʊnd) /

adjective
inflexibly entrenchedbrassbound traditions
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