hidebound


hide·bound

adjective \ˈhīd-ˌband\

: not willing to accept new or different ideas

Full Definition of HIDEBOUND

1
of a domestic animal :  having a dry skin lacking in pliancy and adhering closely to the underlying flesh
2
:  having an inflexible or ultraconservative character

Examples of HIDEBOUND

  1. <the hidebound innkeeper refused to see the need for a Web site, insisting that the inn had done without one for over 150 years>

First Known Use of HIDEBOUND

1603

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

hide·bound

adjective \ˈhīd-ˌband\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIDEBOUND

1
: having a dry skin lacking in pliancy and adhering closely to the underlying flesh—used of domestic animals
2
: having scleroderma—used of human beings

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