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  Definition of trammel
  1. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  2. a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
  3. an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
  4. a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
  5. place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  6. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
Similar Words: shackle, bond, hamper, trammels, trammel net, restrict, restrain, limit, bound, confine, throttle, trap, entrap, snare, ensnare

 

Hyponyms: ball and chain, fetter, hobble, handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock, manacle, iron, irons, chain, chains, reduce, tighten, tie, gate, draw the line, draw a line, mark off, mark out, rule, harness, rein, baffle, regulate, hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, stiffen, tighten up, constrain, clamp down, crack down, inhibit, restrain, encumber, cumber, gin

 

Derivational Morphology: restrict, restrain, limit, bound, confine, throttle, handicap, hinder, hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, fetter, shackle, boundary, edge, bounds, limiter, clipper, limitation, restriction, bond, trammels, restrainer, controller, snare, gin, noose, snarer, trap, trapper

 

 
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