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Hinged vs. Shackle

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Hingedadjective

Affixed by a hinge, as a door.

Shacklenoun

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

Hingedadjective

(slang) Extremely high on drugs.

Shacklenoun

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.

Hingedadjective

(of a postage stamp) Affixed with a stamp hinge

Shacklenoun

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

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Hingedverb

simple past tense and past participle of hinge

Shacklenoun

A fetter-like band worn as an ornament.

Hingedadjective

Furnished with hinges.

Shacklenoun

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

Shacklenoun

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

Shacklenoun

Stubble.

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Shackleverb

(transitive) To restrain using shackles; to place in shackles.

Shackleverb

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

‘This law would effectively shackle its opposition.’;

Shackleverb

(dialectal) To shake, rattle.

Shacklenoun

Stubble.

Shacklenoun

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.’;

Shacklenoun

Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.

‘His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles.’;

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Shacklenoun

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.’;

Shacklenoun

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.

Shacklenoun

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

Shacklenoun

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

Shackleverb

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 scornOf gathering crowds, the Britons' boasted chief.’;

Shackleverb

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.’;

Shackleverb

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

Shacklenoun

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Shacklenoun

a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

Shackleverb

bind the arms of

Shackleverb

restrain with fetters

Shackle

A shackle, also known as a gyve, is a U-shaped piece of metal secured with a clevis pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism. The term also applies to handcuffs and other similarly conceived restraint devices that function in a similar manner.

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