trammel

  • 1 Trammel — may refer to:* Trammel (engineers), a metalworking tool * Trammel (fishing net), a fishing net set vertically in the water with three layersee also* Trammel hook * Trammel points * Trammels …

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  • 2 trammel — [tram′əl] n. [ME tramaile < MFr tramail, a net < ML tremaculum, kind of fishing net < L tres, THREE + macula, a mesh] 1. a) a fishing net consisting of two outer layers of coarse mesh and a loosely hung middle layer of fine mesh b) a… …

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  • 3 trammel — ► 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. ► VERB (trammelled, trammelling; US… …

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  • 4 Trammel — Tram mel, n. [F. tramail, tr[ e]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. Carew. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 trammel — I verb bind, bridle, check, clog, confine, constrain, control, cramp, cumber, curb, debar, discommode, enchain, encumber, entangle, entrammel, fasten, fetter, frustrate, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, incommode,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 trammel — *hamper, fetter, shackle, clog, manacle, hog tie Analogous words: *hinder, impede, obstruct, block, bar: *restrain, curb, check, inhibit: *limit, restrict, circumscribe, confine …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 trammel — has inflected forms tramelled, tramelling in BrE, and usually trameled, trameling in AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 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

  • 10 trammel — UK [ˈtræm(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms trammel : present tense I/you/we/they trammel he/she/it trammels present participle trammelling past tense trammelled past participle trammelled formal to force someone to do something without… …

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  • 11 trammel — Ellipsograph El*lip so*graph, n. [Ellipse + graph: cf. F. ellipsographe.] An instrument for describing ellipses; called also {trammel}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 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

  • 14 trammel — /ˈtræməl / (say tramuhl) noun 1. (usually plural) anything that impedes or hinders free action; a restraint: the trammels of custom. 2. an instrument for drawing ellipses. 3. a trammel net. 4. a fowling net. 5. a contrivance hung in a fireplace… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 trammel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tramayle, a kind of net, from Old French tramail, from Late Latin tremaculum, from Latin tres three + macula mesh, spot more at three Date: 14th century 1. a net for catching birds or fish; especially one having… …

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  • 16 trammel — 1. noun Something that impedes activity, freedom, or progress. 2. verb a) To entangle, as in a net …

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  • 17 Trammel — This very interesting surname is English, and probably locational from Cornwall. However as no definitive site has been found, unless it be Tremelling, near St Erth in Mid Cornwall, this remains unproven. What is known is that at least three… …

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  • 18 trammel — Synonyms and related words: Oregon boat, anchor, arrest, bar, bearing rein, bilbo, bind, bit, block, bond, bonds, brake, bridle, burden, camisole, chain, chains, check, checkrein, checks, chock, circumscribe, clog, collar, confine, constipate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 trammel — Yorkshire Dialect Rubbish, Garbage …

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  • 20 trammel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. net; tether, manacle, chain, fetter; impediment, shackle, hindrance; confinement, restraint. v. t. entangle, catch, trap; bind, hobble, tether, shackle, bridle, manacle, chain; restrain, imprison;… …

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