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    straitjacket

    straitjacket - Dictionary definition and meaning for word straitjacket

    Definition
    (noun) anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
    Example Sentence
    • they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket
    • the government is operating in an economic straitjacket
    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : straightjacket
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