- a slaughterhouse.
- any place of carnage.
- any scene of destruction: to turn cities into shambles.
- any scene, place, or thing in disorder: Her desk is a shambles.
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When Hurricane Gustav struck the Gulf Coast in 2008, leaving more than 100,000 Louisiana customers without power for over a week, Entergy’s grid was in shambles.Entergy Resisted Upgrading New Orleans’ Power Grid. When Ida Hit, Residents Paid the Price.|by Max Blau and Annie Waldman, ProPublica, and Tegan Wendland, WWNO/NPR; Photography by Kathleen Flynn, special to ProPublica|September 22, 2021|ProPublica
At least 21 people are dead, hundreds of homes are in shambles and the wreckage of people’s lives is strewn across the landscape.Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’|Sarah Kaplan|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
My supposition is that North Korea does not want to be 90% dependent upon China for its economy, which is currently in a shambles under those circumstances, and is seeking a different kind of independence.'This Is a Window of Opportunity.' Ret. General Vincent K. Brooks on Why Things Might Be Moving Again With North Korea|Charlie Campbell / Shanghai|June 24, 2021|Time
With his emotional life in shambles, Pauli took up drinking and smoking heavily.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The resulting chaos has left nearly 200,000 Americans dead and the economy in shambles.Vote for Biden (duh)|Kevin Naff|September 10, 2020|Washington Blade
The deck of the Frenchman was truly a shamble; not a spot appeared free from some dead or wounded occupant.Hurricane Hurry|W.H.G. Kingston
The men were past revolt now, they could only shamble dizzily about.Beggars on Horseback|F. Tennyson Jesse
They could not walk, they could only shamble; they could not laugh, they could only leer.The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition|Upton Sinclair
His knees still knocked together in a loathsome paralysis, but he made effort to shamble forward.The Air Pirate|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
It is called Shamble Oak because a butcher once used its hollow trunk to conceal stolen sheep.Zigzag Journeys in Europe|Hezekiah Butterworth