Straitjacket meaning

strātjăkĭt
A jacketlike device with sleeves that bind the arms tight against the body: used, as in a psychiatric ward, to restrain persons in a violent state.
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A jacket-like garment with very long sleeves which can be secured in place, thus preventing the wearer from moving his or her arms. Often used in psychiatric hospitals to prevent patients from injuring themselves or others.
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A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
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Something that restricts, hinders, or confines.

The straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.

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To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.
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Anything that confines or limits.
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To confine or restrict with or as with a straitjacket.
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A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
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To restrain, restrict, or hinder by confining in a straitjacket.
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A metaphor used to describe a range of situations seen as (unpleasantly?) confining or restricting.
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(literally) To put someone into a straitjacket.
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(by extension) To restrict the freedom of, either physically or psychologically.
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Origin of straitjacket