Hidebound

Definition of Hidebound

Hide´bound`
a.1.Having the skin adhering so closely to the ribs and back as not to be easily loosened or raised; - said of an animal.
2.(Hort.) Having the bark so close and constricting that it impedes the growth; - said of trees.
3.Untractable; bigoted; obstinately and blindly or stupidly conservative.
4.Niggardly; penurious.

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