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noun 
  1. A restraint fit over an appendage, such as a wrist, ankle or finger. Usually used in plural, to indicate a pair joined by a chain.
  2. A U-shaped piece of metal secured with a pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism.
verb (shackling, shackled, shackled)
  1. To restrain using shackles; to place in shackles.
  2. By extension, to render immobile or incapable; to inhibit the progress or abilities of someone or something.
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