verb (used with object), shack·led, shack·ling.
SYNONYMS FOR shackle
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of shackle
OTHER WORDS FROM shackleshackler, noun
Words nearby shackle
Example sentences from the Web for shackle
At the end of July, his request for deportation was granted and he was flown back to Honduras in shackles.
Now, as the first Gulf state to commit to diplomatic relations with Israel, the UAE is further breaking the shackles that have bound it to Saudi Arabia.Butterfly Effect: In a Trump 2.0, MBZ Could Be the New MBS|Charu Kasturi|August 20, 2020|Ozy
Conservatives distrust public officials and want to shackle them with detailed rules.
Twice a day, soldiers shackle Moqbel to a restraint chair, and force a feeding tube into his stomach though his nose.
An institution that might have protected us two hundred years ago has become a shackle.After Health-Care Ruling, Time to Reconsider Supreme Court’s Power|David R. Dow|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So given all the evidence against it, why shackle women at all?
“Why, the beggars have knocked the shackle off the chain,” cried Raft.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
Pastern, pas′tėrn, n. the part of a horse's foot from the fetlock to the hoof, where the shackle is fastened.
As he drove the rivet into the shackle on his left arm, a spurt of bruised blood from the old Mexican War wound stained the iron.The Clansman|Thomas Dixon
Religious dogma is sometimes used to shackle human creativity, and the form of belief is allowed to stifle the vitality of faith.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
I am ready to take you to any place of safety you can name, for my promise is as strong as an iron shackle.The Fair Maid of Perth|Sir Walter Scott