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Word: shackle

Definition: chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.


Sentences Containing 'shackle'

A twist shackle provides a loop at a right angle to the axis of rotation.
Older implements, intended to be pulled by a team of draft animals, often require a twist shackle to be hitched.
The combination of a simple clevis fitted with a pin is commonly called a shackle, although a clevis and pin is only one of the many forms a shackle may take.
The formed head has a lip, which acts as a stop when threading the pin into the shackle, and a flattened tab with a cross-hole.
They then marched to battle carrying rods with which to parcel out their soon-to-be-conquered land and chains with which to shackle their soon-to-be-conquered Arcadian Helots.

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