Word of the day

November 25, 2012

Trammel– to hinder or restrain; to enmesh in or as if in a fishing net; restriction or impediment to someone’s activity, expression, freedom of action or progress; a vertically set fishing net of three layers, consisting of a finely meshed net between two nets of coarse mesh; an instrument for describing ellipses; an instrument for gauging and adjusting parts of a machine; a tram; an arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle; a shackle used to teach a horse to amble.

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