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SHACK'LE, n. Stubble. [In Scotish, shag is the refuse of barley, or that which is not well filled, and is given to horses. The word shack then is probably from a root which signifies to break, to reject, or to waste, or it may be allied to shag and shake.]

SHACK'LE, v.t.

1. To chain; to fetter; to tie or confine the limbs so as to prevent free motion.

So the stretch'd cord the shackled dancer tries,

As prone to fall as impotent to rise. Smith.

2. To bind or confine so as to obstruct or embarrass action.

You must not shackle him with the rules about indifferent matter. Locke.

SHACK'LE, n. [generally used in the plural.]




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SHACK'LE, n. Stubble. [In Scotish, shag is the refuse of barley, or that which is not well filled, and is given to horses. The word shack then is probably from a root which signifies to break, to reject, or to waste, or it may be allied to shag and shake.]

SHACK'LE, v.t.

1. To chain; to fetter; to tie or confine the limbs so as to prevent free motion.

So the stretch'd cord the shackled dancer tries,

As prone to fall as impotent to rise. Smith.

2. To bind or confine so as to obstruct or embarrass action.

You must not shackle him with the rules about indifferent matter. Locke.

SHACK'LE, n. [generally used in the plural.]


SHACK'LE, n.

Stubble. [In Scotish, shag is the refuse of barley, or that which is not well filled, and is given to horses. The word shack then is probably from a root which signifies to break, to reject, or to waste, or it may be allied to shag and shake.]


SHACK'LE, v.t. [Sax. sceacul; D. schakel, a link or mesh; Sax. sceac-line, a rope to fasten the foot of a sail. Qu. the root שוך, Class Sg, No. 74. But we find the word perhaps in the Ar. شَكَالٌ from شَكَلَ shakala, to tie the feet of a beast or bird.]

  1. To chain; to fetter; to tie or confine the limbs so as to prevent free motion. So the stretch'd cord the shackled dancer tries, / As prone to fall as impotent to rise. – Smith.
  2. To bind or confine so as to obstruct or embarrass action. You must not shackle him with rules about indifferent matters. – Locke.

Shac"kle
  1. Stubble.

    [Prov. Eng.] Pegge.
  2. 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.

    His shackles empty left; himself escaped clean. Spenser.

  3. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion] to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain.

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

  4. Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.

    His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles. South.

  5. Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber.

    Shackled by her devotion to the king, she seldom could pursue that object. Walpole.

  6. A fetterlike band worn as an ornament.

    Most of the men and women . . . had all earrings made of gold, and gold shackles about their legs and arms. Dampier.

  7. To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars.

    [U. S.]

    Shackle bar, the coupling between a locomotive and its tender. [U.S.] -- Shackle bolt, a shackle. Sir W. Scott.

  8. 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.
  9. A link for connecting railroad cars; -- called also drawlink, draglink, etc.
  10. The hinged and curved bar of a padlock, by which it is hung to the staple.

    Knight.

    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.

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Shackle

SHACK'LE, noun Stubble. [In Scotish, shag is the refuse of barley, or that which is not well filled, and is given to horses. The word shack then is probably from a root which signifies to break, to reject, or to waste, or it may be allied to shag and shake.]

SHACK'LE, verb transitive

1. To chain; to fetter; to tie or confine the limbs so as to prevent free motion.

So the stretch'd cord the shackled dancer tries,

As prone to fall as impotent to rise. Smith.

2. To bind or confine so as to obstruct or embarrass action.

You must not shackle him with the rules about indifferent matter. Locke.

SHACK'LE, noun [generally used in the plural.]

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