Trammel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |træml|  American pronunciation of the word trammel
Brit.  |ˈtræm(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word trammel


- a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
- an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
- a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
- a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) (syn: bond, hamper, shackle)


- catch in or as if in a trap (syn: ensnare, entrap, snare, trap)
- place limits on (extent or amount or access) (syn: bound, confine, limit, restrict, throttle)

Extra examples

...students and parents who want to throw off the trammels of outdated school policies...

Ripe grasses trammel a travelling foot.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: trammel
he/she/it: trammels
present participle: trammelling
past tense: trammelled
past participle: trammelled
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