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  1. trammel

    • IPA[ˈtraməl]

    美式

    • n.
      a restriction or impediment to someone's freedom of action;a set-net consisting of three layers of netting, designed so that a fish entering through one of the large-meshed outer sections will push part of the finer-meshed central section through the large meshes on the further side, forming a pocket in which the fish is trapped.
    • v.
      deprive of freedom of action
    • noun: trammel, plural noun: trammels

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. literary a restriction or impediment to someone's freedom of action we will forge our own future, free from the trammels of materialism
    • 2. a set-net consisting of three layers of netting, designed so that a fish entering through one of the large-meshed outer sections will push part of the finer-meshed central section through the large meshes on the further side, forming a pocket in which the fish is trapped.
    • 3. an instrument consisting of a board with two grooves intersecting at right angles, in which the two ends of a beam compass can slide to draw an ellipse.
    • a beam compass.
    • 4. US a hook in a fireplace for a kettle.

    動詞

    • 1. deprive of freedom of action we have no wish to be trammeled by convention
    • 更多解釋
    • IPA[ˈtram(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      restrictions or impediments to freedom of action: we will forge our own future, free from the trammels of materialism
    • v.
      deprive of freedom of action: we have no wish to be trammelled by convention

    Oxford Dictionary