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What is another word for shackles?

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Noun
Restraints, usually of metal and often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement
Noun
Restraints, usually of metal and often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement
“The young man saved her by removing the shackle that was the sin and righteousness she was burdened with.”
Noun
A hindrance or obstruction in doing something
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Noun
Oppression, or something that is oppressive or restrictive, typically figuratively
Noun
Clavis or conspectus
Noun
Plural for a heavy burden of responsibility or obligation
Verb
To restrain or chain with shackles
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“When Jimmy came into the camp, Al had him shackle the prisoner to a tree.”
Verb
To restrict or hamper the progress or function of
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“A writer must never allow rules or format to shackle his ability to communicate.”
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