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  Definition of Shackle
  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
  3. restrain with fetters
  4. bind the arms of
Similar Words: bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, fetter, pinion

 

Hyponyms: ball and chain, fetter, hobble, handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock, manacle, iron, irons, chain, chains

 

Part Meronyms: padlock

 

Derivational Morphology: restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, handicap, hinder, hamper, halter, cramp, strangle, fetter, bond, trammels, hobble

 

Anagrams: hackles

 

 
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