variants also straightjacket
as in confinement
a jacket that has long arms which can be tied together behind someone's back and that is used to control the movement (as of a violent prisoner or patient) The magician struggled to free his arms from the straitjacket and escape from the tank of water he was submerged in.

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“Straitjacket.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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