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strait•jack•et



Pronunciation: (strāt'jak"it), [key]
n.
1. a garment made of strong material and designed to bind the arms, as of a violently disoriented person.
2. anything that severely confines, constricts, or hinders: Conventional attitudes can be a straitjacket, preventing original thinking.

v.t. Also,strait'-jack"et.
to put in or as in a straitjacket: Her ambition was straitjacketed by her family. Also,straightjacket.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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