brass·​bound | \ ˈbras-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce brassbound (audio) , -ˈbau̇nd \

Definition of brassbound

1 : having trim made of brass or a metal resembling brass
2a(1) : tradition-bound and opinionated
(2) : making no concessions : inflexible

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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

First Known Use of brassbound

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brassbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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