[ UK /ʃˈækə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈʃækəɫ/ ]
  1. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  2. a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
  1. restrain with fetters
  2. bind the arms of
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How To Use shackle In A Sentence

  • There was no mail coach -- no driver in scarlet -- no mail guard -- no passengers, but only a ramshackle iron mail cart -- a "postboy" as driver and carrying no arms. The King's Post Being a volume of historical facts relating to the posts, mail coaches, coach roads, and railway mail services of and connected with the ancient city of Bristol from 1580 to the present time
  • In a corner, shackled and chained, was a grey mass.
  • On the far left, the lead hanger runs the belt by pushing a lever with his knee and hangs the first shackle.
  • Following his defiance, KSM was subjected to a number of coercive interrogation techniques besides being waterboarded the 183 times: he was kept up for seven and a half days straight while diapered and shackled, and he was told that his kids, who were now being held in American custody, would be killed. The Longest War
  • It is too bad that we often put readers, ordained and lay, in costumes that shackle the creative reading of texts.
  • As he was walking past a ship chandler's shop, he was shocked to see handcuffs, leg shackles, and thumbscrews in the window.
  • She ran forward and quickly undid the shackles on his wrists and ankles.
  • A subject race, dragooned by force for centuries, has shaken off the last of its shackles.
  • Then he would walk before her back to the stable, loop the chain through the hasp and fasten with his own hands the shackle. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
  • India, on the other hand, has progressively unshackled its economy from bureaucratic controls since 1991 to become one of the fastest growing economies with an average growth rate of over six percent in recent years.
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