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English definition of “strait-jacket”

strait-jacket

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt/
a jacket that prevents people from moving their arms, especially used in the past for mentally ill peopleFastening and tyingClothes worn for a particular job or activity
(Definition of strait-jacket from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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