(noun, verb)


1. a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh

Definition categories: man–made, fishnet

2. an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace

Definition categories: man–made, pothook

3. a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble

Definition categories: man–made, constraint, restraint

4. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Similar word(s): bond, hamper, shackle

Definition categories: man–made, constraint, restraint


1. catch in or as if in a trap

- The men trap foxes

Similar word(s): ensnare, entrap, snare, trap

Definition categories: contact, capture, catch

2. place limits on (extent or amount or access)

Similar word(s): bound, confine, limit, restrict, throttle

Definition categories: change