[streyt-jak-it] /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt/
a garment made of strong material and designed to bind the arms, as of a violently disoriented person.
anything that severely confines, constricts, or hinders:
Conventional attitudes can be a straitjacket, preventing original thinking.
verb (used with object), Also, strait-jacket
to put in or as in a straitjacket:
Her ambition was straitjacketed by her family.
Also called straightjacket. a jacket made of strong canvas material with long sleeves for binding the arms of violent prisoners or mentally ill patients
a severe restriction or limitation
(transitive) to confine in or as if in a straitjacket
straitjacket strait·jack·et or straight·jack·et (strāt’jāk’ĭt)
A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person.
verb (used with object), strait-laced, strait-lacing. 1. to bind, confine, or restrain with or as if with laces.
or straight-laced [streyt-leyst] /ˈstreɪtˈleɪst/ adjective 1. excessively strict in conduct or morality; puritanical; prudish: strait-laced censors. 2. tightly laced, as a bodice. 3. wearing tightly laced garments. verb (used with object), strait-laced, strait-lacing. 1. to bind, confine, or restrain with or as if with laces. strait-laced adjective 1. prudish or puritanical
noun 1. Often, straits. (used with a singular verb) a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water. 2. Often, straits. a position of difficulty, distress, or need: Ill and penniless, he was in sad straits indeed. 3. Archaic. a narrow passage or area. 4. an isthmus. adjective, Archaic. 5. narrow: Strait is […]
[streyts] /streɪts/ noun 1. a former silver coin and monetary unit of the Straits Settlements.