how to pronounce shackle


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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.

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