HyperDic: straitjacket

English > 2 senses of the word straitjacket:
NOUNcognitionstraitjacketanything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
artifactstraitjacket, straightjacketa garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
straitjacket > pronunciation
Soundsstrey'tjhae.kaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > straitjacket: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines.
Examples
  • "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"
  • "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
English > straitjacket: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person.
Synonymstraightjacket
BroadergarmentAn article of clothing
Spanishcamisa de fuerza
Catalancamisa de força

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