brass-bound
brassbound rassbound, brass-bound rass-boundadj. 1. inflexibly entrenched; as, brassbound traditions.

Syn: ironclad, unchangeable. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having trim or fittings of brass; as, a brassbound campaign chest; the heavy brass-bound door. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • brassbound — brass•bound [[t]ˈbræsˈbaʊnd, ˈbrɑs [/t]] adj. 1) having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc.: a brassbound trunk[/ex] 2) rigid; inflexible: brassbound regulations[/ex] 3) impudent; brazen: brassbound… …   From formal English to slang

  • brassbounder — brass·bound·er …   English syllables

  • brassbound — rassbound, brass bound rass boundadj. 1. inflexibly entrenched; as, brassbound traditions. Syn: ironclad, unchangeable. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having trim or fittings of brass; as, a brassbound campaign chest; the heavy brass bound door. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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