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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, amount or access)
    "trammel the use of this parking lot";
    - restrict, limit, bound, confine, throttle
  3. [literary] Be a hindrance or obstacle to
    - impede, hinder, fetter [literary], entrammel [literary]

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

Type of: capture, catch, constraint, fishing net, fishnet, keep, pothook, prevent, restraint

Encyclopedia: Trammel, Virginia