- having the hide tight over the bone and muscle structure of the body, as an emaciated cow
- obstinately conservative and narrow-minded
- Stubbornly prejudiced, narrow-minded, or inflexible.
- Having abnormally dry, stiff skin that adheres closely to the underlying flesh. Used of domestic animals such as cattle.
- Having the bark so contracted and unyielding as to hinder growth. Used of trees.
(comparative more hidebound, superlative most hidebound)