Their ankles are shackled, the handcuffs on their wrists attached to chains around their waists.
Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.
The prisoner's legs are shackled before he is awkwardly led to his twice-weekly shower or his daily hour of exercise.
“She needed someone to scare him,” testified Williams, who was shackled and wearing a jail jumpsuit.
He was kept in total darkness, kept cold, had music blasted at him and was shackled and hooded.
We have been shackled because of infamy during the last centuries.
There he stood awhile, as if he had been shackled, unable to move.
If we did, we should find ourselves so shackled afterwards as not to have perfect freedom in our conclusions.
What can the hands do, if they are fettered, or what the feet, if they are shackled?
The crew he shackled and threw overboard, while he burnt the vessel.
Old English sceacel "shackle, fetter," probably also in a general sense "a link or ring of a chain," from Proto-Germanic *skakula- (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch schakel "link of a chain, ring of a net," Old Norse skökull "pole of a carriage"), of uncertain origin. According to OED, the common notion of "something to fasten or attach" makes a connection with shake unlikely. Figurative use from early 13c. Related: Shackledom "marriage" (1771); shackle-bone "the wrist" (1570s).
mid-15c., from shackle (n.). Figurative use from 1560s. Related: Shackled; shackling.