verb (used with object) Also strait-jack·et.
Examples from the Web for straitjacket
What matters now for Rowhani is whether he can get anything done within the straitjacket imposed by Khamenei.
“I hope that the visit and U.S. engagement will put the generals in a straitjacket,” said Aung Zaw.Obama Does Delicate Dance on Historic Visit to Burma|Lennox Samuels|November 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His first move was to take the straitjacket in his own hands and order me to stand.A Mind That Found Itself|Clifford Whittingham Beers
The next minute he was pinned, handcuffed, and in a straitjacket, after crippling one assailant with a kick on the knee.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
The straitjacket which German idealism has provided is certainly far too narrow even for the varieties of human imagination.Character and Opinion in the United States|David Goodger (email@example.com)
Some said that I ought to be put into a straitjacket, for I was undoubtedly mad to think of such a thing.The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52|Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Then she takes out the straitjacket and goes behind the chair.Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger|August Strindberg