1 often pl a metal ring or fastening, usually part of a pair used to secure a person's wrists or ankles; fetter
2 often pl anything that confines or restricts freedom
3 a rope, tether, or hobble for an animal
4 a U-shaped bracket, the open end of which is closed by a bolt (shackle pin), used for securing ropes, chains, etc.
5 to confine with or as if with shackles
6 to fasten or connect with a shackle
(Old English sceacel; related to Dutch schakel, Old Norse skokull wagon pole, Latin cingere to surround)
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1 (often plural)
bond, chain, fetter, gyve (archaic) handcuff, hobble, iron, leg-iron, manacle, rope, tether
2 bind, chain, fetter, handcuff, hobble, manacle, pinion, put in irons, secure, tether, tie, trammel
3 constrain, embarrass, encumber, hamper, hamstring, impede, inhibit, limit, obstruct, restrain, restrict, tie (someone's) hands
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