Found 3 items, similar to shackle.
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n 1: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially
something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) [syn:
2: a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain
links and closed with a bar
v 1: bind the arms of [syn: pinion
2: restrain with fetters [syn: fetter
English → English
Stubble. [Prov. Eng.] --Pegge.
, n. [Generally used in the plural.] [OE.
schakkyll, schakle, AS. scacul, sceacul, a shackle, fr.
scacan to shake; cf. D. schakel a link of a chain, a mesh,
Icel. sk["o]kull the pole of a cart. See Shake
1. Something which confines the legs or arms so as to prevent
their free motion; specifically, a ring or band inclosing
the ankle or wrist, and fastened to a similar shackle on
the other leg or arm, or to something else, by a chain or
a strap; a gyve; a fetter.
His shackles empty left; himself escaped clean.
2. Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.
His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles.
3. A fetterlike band worn as an ornament.
Most of the men and women . . . had all earrings
made of gold, and gold shackles about their legs and
4. A link or loop, as in a chain, fitted with a movable bolt,
so that the parts can be separated, or the loop removed; a
5. A link for connecting railroad cars; -- called also
6. The hinged and curved bar of a padlock, by which it is
hung to the staple. --Knight.
(Anat.), a joint formed by a bony ring
passing through a hole in a bone, as at the bases of
spines in some fishes.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shackled
; p. pr. & vb.
1. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free
motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain.
To lead him shackled, and exposed to scorn
Of gathering crowds, the Britons' boasted chief.
2. Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or
embarrass action; to impede; to cumber.
Shackled by her devotion to the king, she seldom
could pursue that object. --Walpole.
3. To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars. [U. S.]
, the coupling between a locomotive and its
, a shackle. --Sir W. Scott.