A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
Something that restricts, hinders, or confines: the straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.
To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.
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