how to pronounce shackle


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the above transcription of shackle is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

shackle is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of shackle in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… have here doing up a shackle in a subsea …”

meanings of shackle


  1. A U-shaped piece of metal secured with a pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism.
  2. A fetter-like band worn as an ornament.
  3. A link for connecting railroad cars; a drawlink or draglink.
  4. A restraint on one's action, activity, or progress.
  5. A length of cable or chain equal to 12+^1⁄2 fathoms or 75 feet, or later to 15 fathoms.
  6. A restraint fit over a human or animal appendage, such as a wrist, ankle or finger; normally used in pairs joined by a chain.
  7. Stubble.


  1. To render immobile or incapable; to inhibit the progress or abilities of.
  2. To restrain using shackles; to place in shackles.
  3. To shake, rattle.

shackle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shackle occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shackle can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shackle can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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