brassbound
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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