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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

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.
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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Argentina's central bankers were not sitting bound in a straitjacket, but rather bouncing off the walls of a large padded cell.
To escape from a straitjacket, Houdini hung upside-down (by his legs) high in the air.
He would begin by filling his chest and stomach with air while the straitjacket was being fastened.
A MAN is behind bars for forcing his schoolboy stepson to sleep in a straitjacket, a leather blindfold helmet and arm restraints.
The crew plan to dress in straitjackets during a seance in padded cells in which they will seek to contact spirits.
I'm going to keep muttering until this argument moves from a defense of urban gay men's sexual privileges to a movement recommitted to freeing both women's and men's sexualities from their heterosexist straitjackets.
Epileptic and schizophrenic patients at St Mary's in Drumcar, Co Louth, are locked up and held in straitjackets because of a lack of staff.
The exhibition at the Market Hall Museum in Market Square runs until May 6 and features items dating from the 1920s, including straitjackets, mail sacks and a post-mortem medical kit.
On show at the Market Hall Museum, in Market Square, are gruesome items dating from the 1920s, including straitjackets, mail sacks and a post- mortem medical kit, complete with saw.