Etymology
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Words related to trammel

tri- 
word-forming element meaning "three, having three, once every three," from Latin tres (neuter tria) or Greek treis, trias "three" (see three).
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mail (n.2)

"metal ring armor," c. 1300, from Old French maille "link of mail, mesh of net," from Latin macula "mesh in a net," originally "spot, blemish," on notion that the gaps in a net or mesh looked like spots. Its use dates from late Roman times. The favorite armor in Europe 12c.-13c., it was effective, but heavy and costly.

entrammel (v.)
"to entangle," 1590s, from en- (1) "in" + trammel (n.).
untrammeled (adj.)
also untrammelled, 1795, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of trammel (v.).