verb (used with object), tram·meled, tram·mel·ing or (especially British) tram·melled, tram·mel·ling.
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Origin of trammel
OTHER WORDS FROM trammeltram·mel·er; especially British, tram·mel·ler, nounun·tram·meled, adjectiveun·tram·melled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for trammel
The most correct method of drawing an ellipse is by means of an instrument termed a trammel, which is shown in Figure 83.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught|Joshua Rose
Trammel, tram′el, n. a net used in fowling and fishing: shackles for making a horse amble: anything that confines.
There was no cult of seamanship, no dead wall of prejudice to trammel modern naval developments.The Empire of the East|H. B. Montgomery
The coronation oath, they said, was never intended to trammel him in his legislative capacity.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
That which is progress to-day, may it not one hundred years hence have become mere routine, and a downright trammel?Monsieur de Camors, Complete|Octave Feuillet