musclebound

[ muhs-uhl-bound ]
/ ˈmʌs əlˌbaʊnd /

adjective

having enlarged and inelastic muscles, as from excessive exercise.
rigid; inflexible: musclebound rules.

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Origin of musclebound

First recorded in 1875–80; muscle + -bound1
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British Dictionary definitions for musclebound

muscle-bound

adjective

having overdeveloped and inelastic muscles
lacking flexibility
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Medical definitions for musclebound

musclebound

adj.

Having inelastic, overdeveloped muscles that function poorly together for concerted action.
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