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Noun: straightjacket  'streyt,ja-kit
  1. 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
    - straitjacket
  2. Anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
    - straitjacket
Verb: straightjacket  'streyt,ja-kit
  1. Put someone into a straitjacket
    - straitjacket
  2. Impose severe restrictions (on someone)
    - straitjacket

Derived forms: straightjacketing, straightjacketed, straightjackets

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

Encyclopedia: Straightjacket