Straightjacket



[streyt-jak-it] /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.
straitjacket.
straitjacket
or straightjacket
[streyt-jak-it] /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt/
noun
1.
a garment made of strong material and designed to bind the arms, as of a violently disoriented person.
2.
anything that severely confines, constricts, or hinders:
Conventional attitudes can be a straitjacket, preventing original thinking.
verb (used with object), Also, strait-jacket
3.
to put in or as in a straitjacket:
Her ambition was straitjacketed by her family.
straightjacket
/ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt/
noun
1.
a less common spelling of straitjacket
straitjacket
/ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt/
noun
1.
Also called straightjacket. a jacket made of strong canvas material with long sleeves for binding the arms of violent prisoners or mentally ill patients
2.
a severe restriction or limitation
verb
3.
(transitive) to confine in or as if in a straitjacket

straitjacket strait·jack·et or straight·jack·et (strāt’jāk’ĭt)
n.
A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person.

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