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Meaning of TRAMMEL

Pronunciation:  'tramul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  2. [n]  a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
  3. [n]  an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
  4. [n]  a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
  5. [v]  place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
  6. [v]  catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"

TRAMMEL is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bond, bound, confine, ensnare, entrap, hamper, limit, restrain, restrict, shackle, snare, throttle, trammel net, trammels, trap
 See Also: baffle, ball and chain, capture, catch, chain, chains, check, clamp down, constrain, constraint, contain, control, crack down, cramp, cuff, cuffs, cumber, curb, draw a line, draw the line, encumber, fetter, fishing net, fishnet, gate, gin, halter, hamper, handcuff, handcuffs, handlock, harness, hobble, hold, hold in, inhibit, iron, irons, manacle, mark off, mark out, moderate, pothook, reduce, regulate, rein, restraint, rule, stiffen, strangle, tie, tighten, tighten up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tram"mel\, n. [F. tramail, tr['e]mail, a net, LL.
    tremaculum, tremacle, a kind of net for taking fish; L. tres
    three + macula a mesh. See {Three}, and {Mail} armor.]
    1. A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey.
    2. A net for confining a woman's hair. --Spenser.
    3. A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a
       horse and making him amble.
    4. Fig.: Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as
       a net or shackle.
             [They] disdain the trammels of any sordid contract.
    5. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing
       kettles and other vessels over the fire.
    6. (Mech.)
       (a) An instrument for drawing ellipses, one part of which
           consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles
           to each other, the other being a beam carrying two
           pins (which slide in those grooves), and also the
           describing pencil.
       (b) A beam compass. See under {Beam}.
  2. \Tram"mel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or
    {Trammelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trammeling}, or
    1. To entangle, as in a net; to catch. [R.] --Shak.
    2. To confine; to hamper; to shackle.