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trammel

[ tram-uhl ]
/ ˈtræm əl /
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noun
verb (used with object), tram·meled, tram·mel·ing or (especially British) tram·melled, tram·mel·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 1325–75; Middle English tramayle, from Middle French tramail, variant of tremail “three-mesh net,” from Late Latin trēmaculum, equivalent to Latin trē(s) “three” + macula “mesh”; see also three

OTHER WORDS FROM trammel

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

trammel
/ (ˈtræməl) /

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 trēmaculum, from Latin trēs three + macula hole, mesh in a net
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