Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shackle

2 senses of shackle

Sense 1
shackle, bond, hamper, trammel -- (a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))
       => restraint, constraint -- (a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted")

Sense 2
shackle -- (a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar)
       => bar -- (a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shackle

2 senses of shackle

Sense 1
pinion, shackle -- (bind the arms of)
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 2
fetter, shackle -- (restrain with fetters)
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

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