Strait"-laced` (?), a.

1.

Bound with stays.

Let nature have scope to fashion the body as she thinks best; we have few well-shaped that are strait-laced. Locke.

2.

Restricted; stiff; constrained.

[R.]

Fuller.

3.

Rigid in opinion; strict in manners or morals.

 

© Webster 1913.

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