Synonyms for shackle
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHACKLE
Did I make them, I would not attempt to shackle the conscience of any one.
“Why, the beggars have knocked the shackle off the chain,” cried Raft.
My tormentors did not shackle me; I was spared that humiliation.
Sad and strange to say, it is also associated with the whip, the shackle, and the cowhide.
A town without a charter,' he says, 'is a town without a shackle.'
He went off again, and Shackle stood shaking his fist after him.
Shackle followed him, net in one hand, wooden netting-needle in the other.
Now, Tom, let the chain out; I will jump below and knock out the shackle.
He knows, Maurice stammered, that if he were to feel a shackle I would abandon——.
Shackle the chain again, heave taut, and cast off the lashings.
Old English sceacel "shackle, fetter," probably also in a general sense "a link or ring of a chain," from Proto-Germanic *skakula- (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch schakel "link of a chain, ring of a net," Old Norse skökull "pole of a carriage"), of uncertain origin. According to OED, the common notion of "something to fasten or attach" makes a connection with shake unlikely. Figurative use from early 13c. Related: Shackledom "marriage" (1771); shackle-bone "the wrist" (1570s).
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHACKLE
- hitch on
- hook on
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