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musclebound

[muhs-uh l-bound]
adjective
  1. having enlarged and inelastic muscles, as from excessive exercise.
  2. rigid; inflexible: musclebound rules.
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Origin of musclebound

First recorded in 1875–80; muscle + -bound1
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Examples from the Web for musclebound

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  • 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


musclebound in Medicine

musclebound

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