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noun [C] (also straightjacket,    /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk·ɪt/)  /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk·ɪt/ us  
a special item of clothing like a coat that ties the arms to the body and limits the movement of a violent or mentally ill person
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