shackle / ˈʃæk əl /


shackle2 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  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 is pivoted or sliding, the other end of which can be released, as for passing through a staple, and then fastened, as for securing a hasp.
v. 有主动词 verb

shack·led, shack·ling.

  1. to put a shackle or shackles on; confine or restrain by a shackle or shackles.
  2. to fasten or couple with a shackle.
  3. to restrain in action, thought, etc., as by restrictions; restrict the freedom of.

shackle 近义词

n. 名词 noun


v. 动词 verb



  1. Being able to orient a map using a compass is the basis of navigation, but it’s also a fun challenge and it frees you from the shackles of modern technology.
  2. The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday significantly limited when handcuffs, shackles and other restraints can be used on young people when they appear in court.
  3. News reports of her testimony this week were paired with photos of her dancing in shackles.
  4. “We need to take the shackles off and get out of our own way,” he says.
  5. At the end of July, his request for deportation was granted and he was flown back to Honduras in shackles.
  6. Conservatives distrust public officials and want to shackle them with detailed rules.
  7. Twice a day, soldiers shackle Moqbel to a restraint chair, and force a feeding tube into his stomach though his nose.
  8. An institution that might have protected us two hundred years ago has become a shackle.
  9. So given all the evidence against it, why shackle women at all?
  10. “Why, the beggars have knocked the shackle off the chain,” cried Raft.
  11. Pastern, pas′tėrn, n. the part of a horse's foot from the fetlock to the hoof, where the shackle is fastened.
  12. As he drove the rivet into the shackle on his left arm, a spurt of bruised blood from the old Mexican War wound stained the iron.
  13. Religious dogma is sometimes used to shackle human creativity, and the form of belief is allowed to stifle the vitality of faith.
  14. I am ready to take you to any place of safety you can name, for my promise is as strong as an iron shackle.