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shackle

 
Noun shackle has 2 senses
  1. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    --1 is a kind of restraint, constraint
    --1 has particulars:
     ball and chain; fetter, hobble; handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock, manacle; iron, irons, chain, chains
    Derived form: verb shackle2
  2. shackle - a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
    --2 is a kind of
    bar
    --2 is a part of padlock
Verb shackle has 2 senses
  1. pinion, shackle - bind the arms of
    --1 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Sample sentence:
    They want to shackle the prisoners
  2. fetter, shackle - restrain with fetters
    --2 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Derived form: noun shackle1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to shackle the prisoners
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