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Wordnet 3.0


1. bound by chains fastened around the ankles;
[syn: fettered, shackled]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shackle \Shac"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shackled; p. pr. & vb. n. Shackling.] 1. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain. [1913 Webster] To lead him shackled, and exposed to scorn Of gathering crowds, the Britons' boasted chief. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber. [1913 Webster] Shackled by her devotion to the king, she seldom could pursue that object. --Walpole. [1913 Webster] 3. To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Shackle bar, the coupling between a locomotive and its tender. [U.S.] Shackle bolt, a shackle. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shackled adj 1: bound by chains fastened around the ankles [syn: fettered, shackled]