Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Banded or trimmed with brass or a similar metal, such as bronze.
  • adj. Inflexible; rigid: brassbound party loyalists.
  • adj. Bold and impudent; brazen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bound with brass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. inflexibly entrenched.
  • adj. having trim or fittings of brass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having trim or fittings of brass
  • adj. inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable

Etymologies

brass +‎ bound (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rachel, on her knees before the brassbound trunk containing her cousin's clothes, gave her own sigh as she took out the white silk dress and stood up with the gleaming folds over her arm.

    Dearly Beloved

  • Is there, or is there not, a brassbound plot to lead a chthonic jihad against those who oppose Mr. Livingston, organized through the years by what I call recalcitrant bludgers?

    White Mob Disrupts Black Meeting

  • He had hit Sharpe with the heavy brassbound butt of a musket and he was amazed that Sharpe's skull was not broken.

    Sharpe's Fortress

  • Two heavily muscled guards bowed, along with twenty others nearby, before pulling open the tall, brassbound doors leading to an arcaded passageway.

    Temple of the Winds

  • A small dressing room had been fitted with wardrobes, but it was on the ornamental brassbound chest that Felicia had placed the carefully folded harem outfit.

    Falcon's Prey

  •  They had their own private entrance and a large square hall furnished with soft Persian carpets and an intricately carved brassbound chest, plainly of great antiquity.

    Falcon's Prey

  • The older sister had obtained a thick brassbound staff, her own height in length.

    Conan the Fearless

  • Once he took me into a guest room and showed me my baby clothes, packed away in a brassbound trunk.

    Earthly Possessions

  • And how about my father's Graflex that I had never used, and my baby clothes in the brassbound trunk and the files full of dead people's passport photos?

    Earthly Possessions

  • There were lockers along the floor under the bed, and along the sides of the cabin, and in one corner a heavy chest such as seamen often use to contain their valuables, this being brassbound and padlocked.

    The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island

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