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Definitions and Synonyms of shackle | Another word for shackle | What is shackle?

Definition 1: a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shackle in the sense of this definition

(shackle is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

(... is a kind of shackle ) heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain

(... is a kind of shackle ) a shackle for the ankles or feet

(... is a kind of shackle ) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

(... is a kind of shackle ) metal shackles; for hands or legs

Definition 2: a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar - [noun denoting artifact]

(shackle is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is part of shackle) a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut

Definition 3: restrain with fetters - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for shackle in the sense of this definition

(shackle is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(... is a kind of shackle ) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

"The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"

Definition 4: bind the arms of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for shackle in the sense of this definition

(shackle is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

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