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Hinged vs. Shackle

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  • Hinged (adjective)

    Affixed by a hinge, as a door.

  • Hinged (adjective)

    Extremely high on drugs.

  • Hinged (adjective)

    Affixed with a stamp hinge

  • Hinged (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of hinge

  • Shackle (noun)

    A restraint fit over a human or animal appendage, such as a wrist, ankle or finger; normally used in pairs joined by a chain.

    "hobble"

    "handcuff|manacle|fetter"

  • Shackle (noun)

    A U-shaped piece of metal secured with a pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism.

    "clevis"

  • Shackle (noun)

    A restraint on one's action, activity, or progress.

  • Shackle (noun)

    A fetter-like band worn as an ornament.

  • Shackle (noun)

    A link for connecting railroad cars; a drawlink or draglink.

  • Shackle (noun)

    A length of cable or chain equal to 12.5 fathoms or 75 feet, or later to 15 fathoms.

  • Shackle (noun)

    Stubble.

  • Shackle (verb)

    To shackles; to place in shackles.

  • Shackle (verb)

    To render immobile or incapable; to inhibit the progress or abilities of.

    "This law would effectively shackle its opposition."

  • Shackle (verb)

    To shake, rattle.

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  • Hinged (adjective)

    Furnished with hinges.

  • Shackle (noun)

    Stubble.

  • Shackle (noun)

    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.

  • Shackle (noun)

    Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.

  • Shackle (noun)

    A fetterlike band worn as an ornament.

  • Shackle (noun)

    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.

  • Shackle (noun)

    A link for connecting railroad cars; - called also drawlink, draglink, etc.

  • Shackle (noun)

    The hinged and curved bar of a padlock, by which it is hung to the staple.

  • Shackle

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

  • Shackle

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

  • Shackle

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

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