Part of speech: verb

To fetter.

Part of speech: noun

A fetter, especially for the legs; gyve.

Part of speech: noun

A fastening.

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Usage examples "shackle":

  1. 2834. Close fitting socket- pieces b b embrace each end of the specimen, and also the turned collar at the extremity of the shackle a. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. He grasped the slippery side of the skip and felt the shackle loop. - "The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Every bond and shackle they found was promptly tossed overboard. - "White Fire", John Oxenham.