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- 1. straitjacket, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap
- usage: anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
- 2. straitjacket, straightjacket, garment
- usage: a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
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