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Definition 1: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trammel in the sense of this definition

(trammel is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is a kind of trammel ) heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

(... is a kind of trammel ) a shackle for the ankles or feet

(... is a kind of trammel ) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

(... is a kind of trammel ) metal shackles; for hands or legs

Definition 2: a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble - [noun denoting artifact]

(trammel is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

Definition 3: an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace - [noun denoting artifact]

(trammel is a kind of ...) an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire

Definition 4: a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for trammel in the sense of this definition

(trammel is a kind of ...) a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in

Definition 5: place limits on (extent or amount or access) - [verb of change]

Samples where trammel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • restrict the use of this parking lot
  • limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms for trammel in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of trammel ) narrow or limit

"reduce the influx of foreigners"

(... is a kind of trammel ) restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

(... is a kind of trammel ) set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

(... is a kind of trammel ) repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

"The police clamped down on illegal drugs"

(... is a kind of trammel ) severely restrict in scope or extent

"tighten the rules" "stiffen the regulations"

(... is a kind of trammel ) prevent the progress or free movement of

"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather" "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

(... is a kind of trammel ) set boundaries to and delimit

"mark out the territory"

(... is a kind of trammel ) reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)

"I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"

(... is a kind of trammel ) restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

(... is a kind of trammel ) limit or restrict to

"I am tied to UNIX" "These big jets are tied to large airports"

(... is a kind of trammel ) limit in quality or quantity

Definition 6: catch in or as if in a trap - [verb of contact]

Samples where trammel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men trap foxes

Synonyms for trammel in the sense of this definition

(trammel is a kind of ...) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

(... is a kind of trammel ) trap with a snare

"gin game"

(trammel belongs to category ...) the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport

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