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trammel

[ tram-uhl ]
/ 藞tr忙m 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used with object), tram路meled, tram路mel路ing or (especially British) tram路melled, tram路mel路ling.
to involve or hold in trammels; restrain.
to catch or entangle in or as in a net.
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Origin of trammel

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English tramayle, from Middle French tramail, variant of tremail 鈥渢hree-mesh net,鈥 from Late Latin tr膿maculum, equivalent to Latin tr膿(s) 鈥渢hree鈥 + macula 鈥渕esh鈥; see also three

OTHER WORDS FROM trammel

tram路mel路er; especially British, tram路mel路ler, nounun路tram路meled; especially British, un路tram路melled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trammel

trammel
/ (藞tr忙m蓹l) /

noun
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)

Derived forms of trammel

trammeller or US trammeler, noun

Word Origin for trammel

C14: from Old French tramail three-mesh net, from Late Latin tr膿maculum, from Latin tr膿s three + macula hole, mesh in a net
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