Definitions For Shackle


  • A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  • A U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
  • One of two rings or bands that are placed around a person's wrists or ankles and that are connected by a chain
  • Something that prevents people from acting freely


  • Restrain with fetters
  • Bind the arms of
  • To put shackles on (someone or something)

Is Shackles a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Shackle is worth 17 points in Scrabble and 18 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shackle in a Sentence

  • Placed shackles on the legs of the prisoners
  • The shackles of illiteracy can be just as confining as leg irons
  • The guard shackled the prisoner.
  • Unwilling to shackle the dogs to the wall of the house

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Antonyms for Shackles

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