Rammel vs Trammel - What's the difference?

rammel | trammel |

As nouns the difference between rammel and trammel

is that rammel is (obsolete) refuse matter while trammel is whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.

As a verb trammel is

to entangle, as in a net.




  • (obsolete) refuse matter
  • * Holland
  • Filled with any rubbish, rammel and broken stones.
    (Webster 1913) ----




    (en noun)
  • Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
  • * (rfdate) (Jeffrey)
  • [They] disdain the trammels of any sordid contract.
  • *
  • A fishing net that has large mesh at the edges and smaller mesh in the middle
  • A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey.
  • (Carew)
  • A set of rings or other hanging devices, attached to a transverse bar suspended over a fire, used to hang cooking pots etc.
  • A net for confining a woman's hair.
  • * (Spenser)
  • A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making him amble.
  • (engineering) 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 (which slide in those grooves), and also the describing pencil.
  • A beam compass
  • Verb

    (trammell) (UK ) (en-verb) (US )
  • To entangle, as in a net.
  • * 1880 , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , lines 9-10
  • ''the scarce-snatched hours
    ''Which deepening pain left to his lordliest powers: —
    ''Heaven lost through spider-trammelled prison-bars.
  • To confine; to hamper; to shackle.
  • * 1948 , Winston Churchill,
  • Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness.