Trammel - #466


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Dec 29 2018 14

Today’s word of the day is trammel, T-R-A-M-M-E-L Trammel is a verb that means to restraint freedom.

The Latin word for three, trēs  (tray ss) may seem like an unusual origin for trammel, but keep in mind that a trammel is the name of a fishing net with three layers. It could be helpful to think of a net when using the word to mean a restraint on freedom.

My son was upset when I didn’t allow him to drive to San Diego for the concert. He felt I was trying to trammel his freedom.

Trammel is spelled T-R-A-M-M-E-L.