|1.||Also called: straightjacket a jacket made of strong canvas material with long sleeves for binding the arms of violent prisoners or mentally ill patients|
|2.||a severe restriction or limitation|
|3.||(tr) to confine in or as if in a straitjacket|
straitjacket strait·jack·et or straight·jack·et (strāt'jāk'ĭt)
A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person.