Definition for SHACK'LE, or SHACK'LES

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

  1. Fetters, gyves, handcuffs, cords or something else that confines the limbs so as to restrain the use of them, or prevent free motion. – Dryden.
  2. That which obstructs or embarrasses free action. His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles. – South.

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