Shackle bar
Shackle Shac"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shackled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shackling}.] 1. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain. [1913 Webster]

To lead him shackled, and exposed to scorn Of gathering crowds, the Britons' boasted chief. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber. [1913 Webster]

Shackled by her devotion to the king, she seldom could pursue that object. --Walpole. [1913 Webster]

3. To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Shackle bar}, the coupling between a locomotive and its tender. [U.S.]

{Shackle bolt}, a shackle. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • shackle bar — noun 1. : a link coupling formerly used between railroad cars 2. : a device consisting of an ordinary pinch bar with a hinged shackle near the point for pulling out something (as a driftbolt or railroad spikes) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shackle — Shac kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shackled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shackling}.] 1. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain. [1913 Webster] To lead him shackled, and exposed to scorn Of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shackle bolt — Shackle Shac kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shackled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shackling}.] 1. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain. [1913 Webster] To lead him shackled, and exposed to scorn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shackle — Shac kle, n. [Generally used in the plural.] [OE. schakkyll, schakle, AS. scacul, sceacul, a shackle, fr. scacan to shake; cf. D. schakel a link of a chain, a mesh, Icel. sk[ o]kull the pole of a cart. See {Shake}.] 1. Something which confines… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shackle joint — Shackle Shac kle, n. [Generally used in the plural.] [OE. schakkyll, schakle, AS. scacul, sceacul, a shackle, fr. scacan to shake; cf. D. schakel a link of a chain, a mesh, Icel. sk[ o]kull the pole of a cart. See {Shake}.] 1. Something which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shackle — vb fetter, clog, trammel, *hamper, manacle, hog tie Analogous words: *restrain, curb, check, inhibit: *hinder, impede, obstruct, block, bar: restrict, circumscribe, confine, *limit Contrasted words: disencumber, disembarrass, *extricate: release …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shackle — shackler, n. /shak euhl/, n., v., shackled, shackling. n. 1. a ring or other fastening, as of iron, for securing the wrist, ankle, etc.; fetter. 2. a hobble or fetter for a horse or other animal. 3. the U shaped bar of a padlock, one end of which …   Universalium

  • shackle — /ˈʃækəl / (say shakuhl) noun 1. a ring or fastening of iron or the like for securing the wrist, ankle, etc.; a fetter. 2. a hobble or fetter for a horse or other animal. 3. any of various fastening or coupling devices, as the curved bar of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shackle — shack•le [[t]ˈʃæk əl[/t]] n. v. led, ling 1) a ring or other fastening, as of iron, for securing the wrist, ankle, etc.; fetter 2) a hobble or fetter for a horse or other animal 3) bui theU shaped bar of a padlock 4) bui any of various fastening… …   From formal English to slang

  • shackle — n 1. fetter, chain, manacle, handcuff, cuff, gyve, bilboes, trammel; hobble, hamper, restraint. 2. shackles a. fetters, chains, irons, bonds, pinions, gyves, trammels; manacles, handcuffs, cuffs, Sl. bracelets, Brit. Sl. darbies.b. impediment,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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