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Straitjacket   /strˈeɪtdʒˌækət/   Listen
Straitjacket

noun
1.
Anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines.  "The government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
2.
A garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person.  Synonym: straightjacket.






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Words linked to "Straitjacket" :   handicap, balk, check, hinderance, impediment, straightjacket, hindrance, garment, baulk, deterrent



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