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English noun: straitjacket

1. straitjacket (cognition) anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines


SamplesThey defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket.
The government is operating in an economic straitjacket.


Broader (hypernym)balk, baulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment

2. straitjacket (artifact) a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person


Synonymsstraightjacket


Broader (hypernym)garment









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