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NOUN (4)

1. a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh;
[syn: trammel net, trammel]

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);
[syn: shackle, bond, hamper, trammel]


VERB (2)

1. catch in or as if in a trap;
- Example: "The men trap foxes"
[syn: trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel]

2. place limits on (extent or access);
- Example: "restrict the use of this parking lot"
- Example: "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
[syn: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trammel \Tram"mel\, n. [F. tramail, tr['e]mail, a net, LL. tremaculum, tremacle, a kind of net for taking fish; L. tres three + macula a mesh. See Three, and Mail armor.] 1. A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey. --Carew. [1913 Webster] 2. A net for confining a woman's hair. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making him amble. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle. [1913 Webster] [They] disdain the trammels of any sordid contract. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster] 5. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mech.) (a) An instrument for drawing ellipses, one part of which consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles to each other, the other being a beam carrying two pins (which slide in those grooves), and also the describing pencil. (b) A beam compass. See under Beam. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Trammel \Tram"mel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trammeledor Trammelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Trammeling, or Trammelling.] 1. To entangle, as in a net; to catch. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To confine; to hamper; to shackle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ellipsograph \El*lip"so*graph\, n. [Ellipse + graph: cf. F. ellipsographe.] An instrument for describing ellipses; -- called also trammel. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

trammel n 1: a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh [syn: trammel net, trammel] 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) [syn: shackle, bond, hamper, trammel] v 1: catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes" [syn: trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel] 2: place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" [syn: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

137 Moby Thesaurus words for "trammel": Oregon boat, anchor, arrest, bar, bearing rein, bilbo, bind, bit, block, bond, bonds, brake, bridle, burden, camisole, chain, chains, check, checkrein, checks, chock, circumscribe, clog, collar, confine, constipate, constrain, constraints, countercheck, cramp, cripple, cuffs, cumber, curb, curb bit, curbs, damper, deter, deterrents, doorstop, drag, drag sail, drift anchor, drift sail, drogue, embarrass, embrangle, enchain, encumber, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entoil, entrammel, entrap, entwine, fasten, fetter, gag, gyve, gyves, halter, hamper, hamstring, handcuff, handcuffs, handicap, handicaps, hinder, hindrances, hobble, hobbles, hog-tie, holdback, hopple, hopples, impede, involve, irons, lame, lash, leading strings, leash, lime, limit, lumber, make fast, manacle, martingale, moor, muzzle, net, obstacles, obstruct, peg down, pelham, picket, pillory, pin down, pinion, press down, put in irons, reins, remora, restrain, restraint, restraints, rope, saddle with, scotch, sea anchor, secure, shackle, shackles, snaffle, snags, snarl, spoke, stagnate, stay, stifle, stocks, stop, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, strap, tangle, tether, tie, tie down, tie up, toil, trammels, weigh down, yoke