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trammel

tram·mel

trammel

 
pronunciation:
trae ml
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) a restraint or impediment to free movement.
synonyms:
bond, chain, check, cramp, curb, fetter, hindrance, impediment, leash, manacle, rein, restraint, shackle
similar words:
bar, barrier, block, clog, constriction, control, handicap, hold, muzzle, obstruction, restriction, tie
definition 2: a restraint used on a horse's feet to teach it to amble; fetter.
synonyms:
clog, cramp, fetter, hobble
similar words:
chain, encumbrance, impediment, restraint, shackle
definition 3: a device used to gauge and adjust the alignment of machinery parts; tram.
synonyms:
tram
definition 4: a net for catching fish or wild birds.
synonyms:
dragnet, net
similar words:
mesh, seine, snare, toil, trap, trawl
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trammeled, trammeling, trammels
definition 1: to impede, restrict, or confine; hobble.
synonyms:
confine, fetter, hamper, hinder, hobble, impede, restrict
similar words:
bind, chain, constrain, curb, handicap, hold, obstruct, shackle
definition 2: to ensnare with, or as if with, a net.
synonyms:
enmesh, mesh, net
similar words:
capture, catch, ensnare, entangle, entrap, hold, snare, take, trap, web