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straitjacket

strait·jack·et (straight·jack·et)

straitjacket (straightjacket)

 
pronunciation:
streIt jae kiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a restraining device shaped like a jacket, in which the sleeves are bound behind the wearer's back, preventing use of the arms and hands.
definition 2: any severe restraint.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: straightjacketed, straightjacketing, straightjackets, straitjacketed, straitjacketing, straitjackets
definition: to restrain with or as if with a straitjacket.