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strait·jack·etalso straight·jack·et (strāt′jăk′ĭt)
1. A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
2. Something that restricts, hinders, or confines: the straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.
tr.v. strait·jack·et·ed, strait·jack·et·ing, strait·jack·ets also straight·jack·et·ed or straight·jack·et·ing or straight·jack·ets
To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: straightjacket a jacket made of strong canvas material with long sleeves for binding the arms of violent prisoners or mentally ill patients
2. a severe restriction or limitation
(tr) to confine in or as if in a straitjacket
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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.v.t.
3. to put in or as if in a straitjacket.
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Past participle: straitjacketed
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|Noun||1.||straitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"|
|2.||straitjacket - 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"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
straitjacket[ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt] n → camicia di forza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
straitjacketn camisa de fuerza
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.