Definitions

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  • adjective of an employee Whose work confines him or her to a desk.

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  • adjective restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity

Etymologies

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desk +‎ bound (in sense of bind)

Examples

  • The fantasy life of this deskbound Walter Mitty didn't stop at

    Joseph Ellis

  • The company implemented the kiosks several years ago so that the plant's workers, many of whom aren't deskbound, could have an accessible way to submit proposals.

    For Bright Ideas, Ask the Staff

  • I wanted to make certain that Geronimo knew from the get-go that I was not your run-of-the-mill, deskbound, suit-and-tie Fed.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Tosh was a sculptor; he worked with his hands, with his body, heaving blocks of stone, while Piper, deskbound and increasingly, dismayingly flabby underneath her clothes, supported them.

    The Half Life

  • I wanted to make certain that Geronimo knew from the get-go that I was not your run-of-the-mill, deskbound, suit-and-tie Fed.

    Dancing with the Devil

  • Tosh was a sculptor; he worked with his hands, with his body, heaving blocks of stone, while Piper, deskbound and increasingly, dismayingly flabby underneath her clothes, supported them.

    The Half Life

  • The inescapable conclusion to be drawn from Apple's recent history is that the spectacular growth opportunities are in mobile devices, not deskbound computers or even laptops.

    Will the iPhone and iPad finally kill off the Mac?

  • Tosh was a sculptor; he worked with his hands, with his body, heaving blocks of stone, while Piper, deskbound and increasingly, dismayingly flabby underneath her clothes, supported them.

    The Half Life

  • Microsoft's Web versions of Office programs look strikingly like their deskbound originals, just with far fewer buttons at the top of each window.

    Microsoft's new Office Web Apps free but inadequate, limited

  • It appears that the information age has been nothing but good news for the deskbound hockey fan.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010–2011

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