Trammel

Definition of Trammel

Tram´mel
n.1.A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey.
2.A net for confining a woman's hair.
3.A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making him amble.
4.Fig.: Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
[They] disdain the trammels of any sordid contract.
- Jeffrey.
5.An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
6.(Mech.) 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.
v. t.1.To entangle, as in a net; to catch.
[imp. & p. p. Trammeled or Trammelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Trammeling, or Trammelling.]
2.To confine; to hamper; to shackle.

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