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straitjacket

 [strāt´jak″et]
popular name for camisole.

strait·jack·et

(strāt'jak'ĕt),
A garmentlike device with long sleeves that can be secured to restrain a violently disturbed person.
Synonym(s): camisole

straitjacket

/strait·jack·et/ (strāt´jak″et) informal name for camisole.

straitjacket

also

straightjacket

(strāt′jăk′ĭt)
n.
1. A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
2. Something that restricts, hinders, or confines: the straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.
tr.v. straitjack·eted, straitjack·eting, straitjack·ets
To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.

straitjacket

[strāt′jakit]
Etymology: OFr, estreit, strict, jaquette, short coat
a coatlike garment of canvas with long sleeves that can be tied behind the wearer's back to prevent arm movement. It is used for restraining violent or uncontrollable people. Also called camisole restraint.
A physical restraint device consisting of a canvas jacket with overly long sleeves topped with leather straps that buckle in the jacket’s back, preventing a violent person from hurting himself/herself or others

straitjacket

Camisole A physical restraint device consisting of a canvas jacket with overly long sleeves topped with leather straps that buckle in the jacket's back, preventing a violent person from hurting him/herself or others. See Physical restraint.

strait·jack·et

(strāt'jak'ĕt)
A garmentlike device with long sleeves that can be secured to restrain a violently disturbed person.
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