TRAM'MEL, n.1. A kind of long net for catching birds or fishes. The trammel differs not much from the shape of the bunt.2. A kind of shackles used for regulating the motions of a horse, and making him amble.3. An iron hook, of various forms and sizes, used for hanging kettles and other vessels over the fire.4. Trammels, in mechanics, a joiner's instrument for drawing ovals upon boards. One part consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles; the other is a beam carrying two pins which slide in those grooves, and also the describing pencil.
TRAM'MEL, v.t.1. To catch; to intercept.2. To confine; to hamper; to shackle.