Meaning of “straitjacket” in the English Dictionary

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"straitjacket" in British English

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straitjacketnoun [ C ]

also straightjacket, us /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk·ɪt/ us /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk·ɪt/

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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