Trammeling
Trammel Tram"mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or {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]


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  • trammeling — tram·mel || træml v. catch, ensnare, net …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Trammel — Tram mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or {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

  • Trammeled — Trammel Tram mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or {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

  • Trammelled — Trammel Tram mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or {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

  • Trammelling — Trammel Tram mel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trammeled}or {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

  • trammel — trammeler; esp. Brit., trammeller, n. /tram euhl/, n., v., trammeled, trammeling or (esp. Brit.) trammelled, trammelling. n. 1. Usually, trammels. a hindrance or impediment to free action; restraint: the trammels of custom. 2. an instrument for… …   Universalium

  • confining — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. limiting, restricting, bounding, circumscribing, compassing, prescribing, restraining, hampering, repressing, trammeling, checking, enclosing, imprisoning, immuring, incarcerating, detaining, keeping locked up, keeping… …   English dictionary for students

  • trammel — tram|mel [ˈtræməl] v past tense and past participle trammelled present participle trammelling BrE past tense and past participle trammeled present participle trammeling AmE [T] formal to limit or prevent someone s freedom or development… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trammel — {{11}}trammel (n.) mid 14c. (implied in trammeller) net to catch fish, from M.Fr. tramail, from O.Fr. (early 13c.), from L.L. tremaculum, perhaps meaning a net made from three layers of meshes, from L. tri three + macula a mesh (see MAIL (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • trammel — [ tram(ə)l] noun 1》 (trammels) literary restrictions or impediments to freedom of action. 2》 (also trammel net) a three layered net, designed so that a pocket forms when fish attempt to swim through, thus trapping them. 3》 an instrument… …   English new terms dictionary

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