Definition of Straitjackets

1. Noun. (plural of straitjacket) ¹

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Definition of Straitjackets

1. straitjacket [v] - See also: straitjacket

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straitjackets

strait
strait-laced
strait and narrow
straited
straiten
straitened
straitened times
straitening
straitens
straiter
straitest
straiting
straitjacket
straitjacketed
straitjacketing
straitjackets (current term)
straitlaced
straitlacedly
straitlacedness
straitly
straitness
straitnesses
straits
straitwaistcoat
straitwaistcoated
straitwaistcoats
strake
straked
strakes
strakhovite

Literary usage of Straitjackets

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1. Prison Conditions in South Africa by Human Rights Watch (Organization)., Africa Watch Committee, Prison Project (Human Rights Watch) (1994)
"The Minister of Correctional Services stated in March 1993 that straitjackets had been used sixty-one times in South African prisons during ..."

2. Labor and the Common Welfare by Samuel Gompers (1919)
"... straitjackets. To quote again Brand Whitlock's trenchant remark, "Socialists would provide for everything except freedom." Beaten and halted by the ..."

3. The Library of Original Sources edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"... writing and arithmetic out of books and with children strapped in straitjackets to fixed seats. If a teacher attempted to use clay modeling for ..."

4. Problems of Child Welfare by George Benjamin Mangold (1914)
"... would be free to carry on every enterprise according to social needs and requirements, and would not be handicapped by educational straitjackets. ..."

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