n. manacles, handcuffs, fetters, metal rings used to bind the hands or ankles shack·le || 'ʃækl n. metal ring used to fasten the hands or ankles, fetter, manacle, handcuff v. bind someone's hand or ankles with handcuffs, fetter, manacle

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