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straitjacket

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noun strait·jack·et \ˈstrāt-ˌja-kət\
variants: or less commonly

straightjacket

Definition of straitjacket

  1. 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. 2 :  something that restricts or confines like a straitjacket

1814

First Known Use of straitjacket

1814


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straitjacket

verb strait·jack·et
variants: or less commonly

straightjacket

Definition of straitjacket

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to confine in or as if in a straitjacket

1863

First Known Use of straitjacket

1863


STRAITJACKET Defined for English Language Learners

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straitjacket

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noun strait·jack·et \ˈstrāt-ˌja-kət\

Definition of straitjacket for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

straitjacket

noun strait·jack·et
variants: also

straightjacket

\ˈstrāt-ˌjak-ət\play

Medical Definition of straitjacket

  1. :  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



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