trammels / ˈtræm əl /


trammels2 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. Usually trammels . a hindrance or impediment to free action; restraint: the trammels of custom.
  2. an instrument for drawing ellipses.
  3. Also called tram . a device used to align or adjust parts of a machine.
v. 有主动词 verb

tram·meled, tram·mel·ing or tram·melled, tram·mel·ling.

  1. to involve or hold in trammels; restrain.
  2. to catch or entangle in or as in a net.

trammels 近义词

v. 动词 verb


v. 动词 verb



  1. The most correct method of drawing an ellipse is by means of an instrument termed a trammel, which is shown in Figure 83.
  2. Trammel, tram′el, n. a net used in fowling and fishing: shackles for making a horse amble: anything that confines.
  3. There was no cult of seamanship, no dead wall of prejudice to trammel modern naval developments.
  4. The coronation oath, they said, was never intended to trammel him in his legislative capacity.
  5. That which is progress to-day, may it not one hundred years hence have become mere routine, and a downright trammel?