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 only tools desirable to provide, in addition to those previously used, are a trammel and spokeshave or a circle plane.The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration|Charles Franklin Warner
This veto power was a trammel, and an unnecessary restraint on the freedom of legislation.History of the Constitutions of Iowa|Benjamin F. Shambaugh
He rose and walked to the edge of the veranda, and stretched himself as if to shake off some trammel of thought.A Tar-Heel Baron|Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
No Constitution, it is true, can "trammel up" facts and put power anywhere but where nature puts it.Appearances|Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Reason is confined within none of the partitions which trammel it in life.The Book-lover|James Baldwin