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English Dictionary: trammel by the DICT Development Group
5 results for trammel
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    Synonym(s): 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)
    Synonym(s): shackle, bond, hamper, trammel
  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"
    Synonym(s): restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trammel \Tram"mel\, n. [F. tramail, tr[82]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.
      2. A net for confining a woman's hair. --Spenser.
      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.
      5. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing
            kettles and other vessels over the fire.
      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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Trammel \Tram"mel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or
      {Trammelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trammeling}, or
      1. To entangle, as in a net; to catch. [R.] --Shak.
      2. To confine; to hamper; to shackle.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ellipsograph \El*lip"so*graph\, n. [Ellipse + graph: cf. F.
      An instrument for describing ellipses; -- called also

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Trammel, VA
      Zip code(s): 24289
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