draglink
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 legs or arms so as to prevent their free motion; specifically, a ring or band inclosing the ankle or wrist, and fastened to a similar shackle on the other leg or arm, or to something else, by a chain or a strap; a gyve; a fetter. [1913 Webster]

His shackles empty left; himself escaped clean. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, that which checks or prevents free action. [1913 Webster]

His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. A fetterlike band worn as an ornament. [1913 Webster]

Most of the men and women . . . had all earrings made of gold, and gold shackles about their legs and arms. --Dampier. [1913 Webster]

4. A link or loop, as in a chain, fitted with a movable bolt, so that the parts can be separated, or the loop removed; a clevis. [1913 Webster]

5. A link for connecting railroad cars; -- called also {drawlink}, {draglink}, etc. [1913 Webster]

6. The hinged and curved bar of a padlock, by which it is hung to the staple. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Shackle joint} (Anat.), a joint formed by a bony ring passing through a hole in a bone, as at the bases of spines in some fishes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Draglink — Drag link , n. (Mach.) (a) A link connecting the cranks of two shafts. (b) A drawbar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draglink — Dragbar Drag bar , n. Same as {Drawbar} (b) . Called also {draglink}, and {drawlink}. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draglink — drag link n. A link for transmitting rotary motion between cranks on two parallel but slightly offset shafts, such as the rod connecting the lever of the steering gear to the steering arm in an automobile. * * * …   Universalium

  • draglink — /ˈdræglɪŋk/ (say draglingk) noun a link for connecting the cranks of two shafts …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dragbar — Drag bar , n. Same as {Drawbar} (b) . Called also {draglink}, and {drawlink}. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawlink — 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

  • drawlink — Dragbar Drag bar , n. Same as {Drawbar} (b) . Called also {draglink}, and {drawlink}. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”