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straitjacket

1straitjacket

noun strait·jack·et \ˈstrāt-ˌja-kət\

: a jacket that has long arms which can be tied together behind someone's back and that is used to control the movements of a violent prisoner or patient

Full Definition of STRAITJACKET

1
:  a cover or overgarment of strong material (as canvas) used to bind the body and especially the arms closely in restraining a violent prisoner or patient
2
:  something that restricts or confines like a straitjacket

Variants of STRAITJACKET

strait·jack·et also straight·jack·et \ˈstrāt-ˌja-kət\

First Known Use of STRAITJACKET

1814

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transitive verb

Definition of STRAITJACKET

:  to confine in or as if in a straitjacket

Variants of STRAITJACKET

straitjacket also straightjacket

First Known Use of STRAITJACKET

1863

straitjacket

noun strait·jack·et   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRAITJACKET

:  a cover or garment of strong material (as canvas) used to bind the body and especially the arms closely in restraining a violent prisoner or patient

Variants of STRAITJACKET

strait·jack·et or straight·jack·et \ˈstrāt-ˌjak-ət\

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