(?), 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.
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To lead him shackled, and exposed to scorn
Of gathering crowds, the Britons' boasted chief.
J. Philips.
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2. Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber.
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Shackled by her devotion to the king, she seldom could pursue that object.
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3. To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars. [U. S.]
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Shackle bar, the coupling between a locomotive and its tender. [U.S.] -- Shackle bolt, a shackle. Sir W. Scott.
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