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shackle in Jail & punishment topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshackleshack‧le1 /ˈʃækəl/ noun [countable]  1 the shackles of something2 SCJone of a pair of metal rings joined by a chain that are used for fastening together a prisoner’s hands or feet, so that they cannot move easily or escape handcuffs
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shackleIt was as though she'd been let loose from shackles she hadn't even known she'd been wearing.They put my grandson in shackles once on a little drug charge.Every few years the industry begins a campaign, backed in medical journals, for release from its shackles.Emboldened by what she saw her friend get away with, Diana felt able to loosen the shackles a little.And to Return, free of the shackles of human physical embodiment.These programs were designed to remove the shackles so that black people could reach the starting line on an equal footing.