3. A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making him amble.

4. Fig.: Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.

[They] disdain the trammels of any sordid contract.

5. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.

6. (Mech.) (a) An instrument for drawing ellipses, one part of which consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles to each other, the other being a beam carrying two pins and also the describing pencil. (b) A beam compass. See under Beam.

(Tram"mel) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trammeled or Trammelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Trammeling, or Trammelling.]

1. To entangle, as in a net; to catch. [R.] Shak.

2. To confine; to hamper; to shackle.

(Tram"meled) a. (Man.) Having blazes, or white marks, on the fore and hind foot of one side, as if marked by trammels; — said of a horse. [Written also trammelled.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.