In his work, as in all German art, the national character asserted itself above every trammel of external influence.
Reason is confined within none of the partitions which trammel it in life.
A trammel was found in the solid substance of a tree in Onondaga.
The libraries have not killed sincerity; they have done no more than trammel it.
In laying out the plan of work for the construction of the curved rails the trammel comes into use.
The most correct method of drawing an ellipse is by means of an instrument termed a trammel, which is shown in Figure 83.
What need have we of these brutal proofs which trammel our liberty?
Free-Will and Providence do not trammel each other, but harmoniously co-operate to the same end.
I have never really cared for muskrats since as a lad I caught twenty of them one night in a trammel net.
The bar is set with the index at zero, and the trammel is set at the muzzle velocity used in the computation for the shot.
mid-14c. (implied in trammeller) "net to catch fish," from Middle French tramail, from Old French (early 13c.), from Late Latin tremaculum, perhaps meaning "a net made from three layers of meshes," from Latin tri- "three" + macula "a mesh" (see mail (2)). Italian tramaglio, Spanish trasmallo are French loan-words.
1530s, originally "to bind up (a corpse);" sense of "hinder, restrain" is from 1727, from trammel (n.). Related: Trammeled; trammeling.