Definition of brass-bound in US English:



  • 1Trimmed or banded with brass fittings.

    • ‘Light a match and get the bottle of ink and the brass-bound book.’
    • ‘Around the year 1350, a poor Parisian scrivener spent two florins on a strange but beautiful brass-bound book filled with curious diagrams.’
    • ‘I hope they throw a big, heavy, brass-bound book of punishment at him.’
    • ‘He owned a beautiful old brass-bound one which had belonged to his grandfather.’
    • ‘Stardust will be coming out soon in a mass market paperback edition, with a cover that is meant to look like an old brass-bound diary.’
    1. 1.1 (of a person) adhering inflexibly to tradition or belief.
    2. 1.2 (of a person) brazen or impudent.
      • ‘Nature also teaches us that Clark's brass-bound dream is starting to come true.’
      • ‘What gets up our noses is the brass-bound arrogance and hubris of the pirates who now run your system.’