verb (used with object), shack·led, shack·ling.
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Origin of shackle
SYNONYMS FOR shackle
OTHER WORDS FROM shackleshackler, noun
Example sentences from the Web for shackle
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
It is shackled with all the forms of earth, and—worse still—with all its shams and commonplaces.
A still selecter circle denounced the chains that shackled the tongue and the false delicacy that clothed the body.From the Easy Chair, series 3|George William Curtis
What extravagancy is not man capable of entertaining, when once his shackled reason is led in triumph by fancy and prejudice!The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
I asked if these shackled and browbeaten prisoners were Christians.Eastern Nights - and Flights|Alan Bott
He is shackled in slavery to the Minister to whom his importunities are addressed.Ireland Since Parnell|Daniel Desmond Sheehan