Definition of Shackles

1. Noun. (plural of shackle) ¹



2. Noun. Restraints, (usually metal) often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shackles

1. shackle [v] - See also: shackle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shackles

shabracks
shabu
shabynite
shack
shack up
shacked
shacked up
shacking
shacking up
shackle
shacklebone
shacklebones
shackled
shackler
shacklers
shackles (current term)
shacklike
shackling
shacklock
shacklocks
shackly
shacko
shackoes
shackos
shacks
shacks up
shacktown
shacktowns
shacky
shad

Literary usage of Shackles

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1. The Naval Constructor: A Vade Mecum of Ship Design for Students, Naval by George Simpson (1914)
"For most purposes in ship details where shackles are used, it is common practice to order the shackles given in Table of trade shackles, suiting the size to ..."

2. The Treaty Making Power of the United States by Charles Henry Butler (1902)
"XXIII, the treaty-making power should have no constitutional shackles.—The author of No. XXIII,1 gives his reasons for believing that the powers entrusted ..."

3. The Treaty Making Power of the United States by Charles Henry Butler (1902)
"XXIII, the treaty-making power should have no constitutional shackles.—The author of No. XXIII,i gives his reasons for believing that the powers entrusted ..."

4. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"that genius combined with force of character released men from the shackles of ordinary morality. These points are so clear to any student of the sixteenth ..."

5. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... Amateur and the Professional—The " Sufficiently Unprofessional " Wisconsin Players—Acting Is Dancing in shackles —Exchanging Intuition for Technique—The ..."

6. Experimental Engineering and Manual for Testing: For Engineers and for by Rolla Clinton Carpenter (1906)
"shackles.—The shackles or clamps for holding the specimen vary with the strain to b^ applied. These clamps for tension ..."

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