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Noun: straitjacket  'streyt,ja-kit
  1. Anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
    "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket";
    - straightjacket
     
  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
    - straightjacket
Verb: straitjacket  'streyt,ja-kit
  1. Put someone into a straitjacket
    - straightjacket
     
  2. Impose severe restrictions (on someone)
    - straightjacket

Derived forms: straitjacketed, straitjacketing, straitjackets

Type of: balk, baulk [Brit], check, deterrent, garment, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

Encyclopedia: Straitjacket