[ muhs-uh l-bound ]
/ ˈmʌs əlˌbaʊnd /


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

Origin of musclebound

First recorded in 1875–80; muscle + -bound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for musclebound

  • One trucker did shout an obscenity, and a musclebound mechanic told them to go and do something useful like study.

  • 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

Medicine definitions for musclebound



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