a band made up principally of brass wind instruments.
The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
Red Men and White Owen Wister
My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 28th, 1920 Various
Macleod of Dare William Black
See band1 (sense 2)
having a frame or reinforcements strengthened or made rigid by brass, bronze, etc., as a trunk or chest. rigid; inflexible: brassbound regulations. impudent; brazen: brassbound presumption. Historical Examples Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion George Bernard Shaw Captain Brassbound’s Conversion […]
unwaveringly faithful to a political party; voting the straight ticket: a brass-collar Democrat.
noun (Brit, informal) something of little or no value: his opinion isn’t worth a brass farthing
a person in a high position, especially a top-ranking army or navy officer. Historical Examples Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse noun (Brit, informal) a top-ranking official, esp a military officer A high-ranking officer in the military or other uniformed services (1890s+ British) Any high-ranking official; manager; chief; boss (1930s+) A high-ranking official, as in […]