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Noun: trammel  tra-mul
  1. A fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    - trammel net
     
  2. An adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
     
  3. A restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
     
  4. A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    - shackle, bond, hamper
Verb: trammel (trammelled,trammelling, or [US] trammeled,trammeling)  tra-mul
  1. (hunting) catch in or as if in a trap
    "The men trammel foxes";
    - trap, entrap, snare, ensnare
     
  2. Place limits on (extent or access)
    "trammel the use of this parking lot";
    - restrict, restrain, limit, bound, confine, throttle

Derived forms: trammeled, trammelling, trammeling, trammels, trammelled

Type of: capture, catch, check, constraint, contain, control, curb, fishing net, fishnet, hold, hold in, moderate, pothook, restraint

Encyclopedia: Trammel, Virginia