doing sedentary work; working exclusively at a desk.
unfamiliar with actualities or practical matters outside one's own job: deskbound executives who can't grasp production problems.
noncombatant: deskbound generals.

Origin of deskbound

First recorded in 1940–45; desk + -bound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for desk-bound

inactive, desk, idle, seated, settled, sitting, sluggish, stationary, torpid

British Dictionary definitions for desk-bound



engaged in or involving sedentary work, as at an office desk
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