deskbound
adjective Date: 1944 restricted to work at a desk

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  • deskbound — adj. working at a desk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deskbound — desk•bound [[t]ˈdɛskˌbaʊnd[/t]] adj. cvb doing sedentary work; working exclusively at a desk • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • desk|bound — «DEHSK BOWND», adjective. 1. confined to work at a desk: »a deskbound clerk, deskbound functionaries. 2. more inclined to sit down than to be active: »a deskbound executive …   Useful english dictionary

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