brassbound

brassbound

[bras-bound, brahs-]
adjective
1.
having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc., as a trunk or chest.
2.
rigid; inflexible: brassbound regulations.
3.
impudent; brazen: brassbound presumption.

Origin:
1900–05; brass + -bound1

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brassbound (ˈbrɑːsˌbaʊnd)
 
adj
inflexibly entrenched: brassbound traditions

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