brassbound

adjective

brass·​bound ˈbras-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce brassbound (audio)
-ˈbau̇nd
1
: having trim made of brass or a metal resembling brass
2
a(1)
: tradition-bound and opinionated
(2)
: making no concessions : inflexible

Examples of brassbound in a Sentence

a person of brassbound honesty the brassbound military leadership had failed to realize that this time the nation was fighting a different kind of war

Word History

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brassbound was in 1673

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Cite this Entry

“Brassbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brassbound. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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