Pronunciation: (hīd'bound"), [key]
1. narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible: a hidebound pedant.
2. oriented toward or confined to the past; extremely conservative: a hidebound philosopher.
3. (of a horse, cow, etc.) having the back and ribs bound tightly by the hide.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.