"trammels" in the noun sense
1. trammel net, trammel
a fishing net with three layers the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
4. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel
a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
"trammels" in the verb sense
1. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammel
catch in or as if in a trap
"The men trap foxes"
2. restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
place limits on (extent or amount or access
"restrict the use of this parking lot"
"limit the time you can spend with your friends"
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