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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner); A U-shaped bar v. - Restrain with fetters; Bind the arms of.

Usage examples (35)
  • Both are subject to the shackle, which is imposed as a criminal penalty, or by the power of sergeants and commanders.
  • The goad should cease, the shackle loose its hold?
  • Mr. JIM HIBEY (Attorney): So they shackle his feet.
  • Her hands and the shackle pressed against her neck. for more
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