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n. & v.
Variant of straitjacket.


(Clothing & Fashion) a less common spelling of straitjacket


or straight•jack•et

(ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt)

1. a garment made of strong material and designed to bind the arms, as of a violent person.
2. anything that severely confines or constricts.
3. to put in or as if in a straitjacket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straightjacket - a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent personstraightjacket - 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
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"


n. camisa de fuerza.
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