desk·​bound ˈdesk-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce deskbound (audio)
: restricted to work at a desk

Examples of deskbound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hypersecrecy and swashbuckling aura of the Central Intelligence Agency have always earned unwarranted deference from presidents and Congress toward what is, in reality, a largely deskbound and often error-prone bureaucracy. Charles Homans, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2023 Sittenfeld even draws us into the deskbound process of writing and editing a script — activities that seem inherently undramatic but become, in her telling, the stuff of great excitement. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 Even with its Intel millstone, Apple managed a regular October event, typically for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, with a quiet late November moment for the deskbound Mac family - was achieved. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2023 Many writers are deskbound anchorites; Kurkov is a compulsively social animal with a deep bench of illustrious friends. New York Times, 24 May 2022 Crystal City neighborhood are better known for deskbound defense contractors than for SWAT-style stunts performed outside. Washington Post, 7 May 2022 Its worth noting that the Surface Pro tablets are still built around the deskbound environment of Windows 10 that has been evolving since the dawn of Windows. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 17 May 2021 The new study, which involved almost half a million workers, finds that people whose jobs involve frequent moving and lifting tend to live longer than those whose occupations are deskbound. Gretchen Reynolds, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 In this fuller analysis, men who were active at work developed heart disease and cancer at lower rates than deskbound men. Gretchen Reynolds, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deskbound was in 1944

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“Deskbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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