verb (used with object), shack·led, shack·ling.
SYNONYMS FOR shackle
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Origin of shackle
OTHER WORDS FROM shackleshackler, noun
How to use shackle in a sentence
That’s not possible without a recovery strap and shackles, and relying on someone else’s equipment to perform such a dangerous task is never a good idea.
Fewer women are shackled during labor and delivery (PDF), though this still occurs.
One prisoner, who was left naked and shackled to a cold floor, died of suspected hypothermia.
Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.
He was kept in total darkness, kept cold, had music blasted at him and was shackled and hooded.
Some detainees were forced to walk around naked, or shackled with their hands above their heads.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And those who once more shackled his wrists ostentatiously wiped their hands up and down the wrappings on their thighs afterwards.Star Born|Andre Norton
Accordingly 574 the officers shackled him and pinioning him, haled him along in irons and entered the city with him.
Whereupon the Sultan bade sundry of his eunuchs and officers go straightway fetch him bound and shackled.
Then a consuming anger flared in him,—anger against the past by which he was still shackled.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
We rode madly along it, so that, riding shackled and woman-fashion, I had hard work to keep my seat.The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough