Shackle

a metal device used to attach sails to halyards

Shackle

A shackle, also known as a gyve, is a U-shaped piece of metal secured with a clevis pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism. The term also applies to handcuffs and other similarly conceived restraint devices that function in a similar manner. Shackles are the primary connecting link...
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shackle

[n] - a U-shaped bar 2. [n] - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
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Shackle

• (v. t.) To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain. • (n.) Stubble. • (n.) Hence, that which checks or prevents free action. • (n.) A fetterlike band worn as an ornament. • (n.) A link for connecting railroad cars; -- called also drawlink, draglink, etc. •...
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shackle

bond noun a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
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Shackle

Shac'kle noun Stubble. [ Prov. Eng.] Pegge.
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Shackle

Shac'kle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Shackled ; present participle & verbal noun Shackling .] 1. To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain. « T...
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shackle

1. Something which confines the legs or arms so as to prevent their free motion; specifically, a ring or band inclosing the ankle or wrist, and fastened to a similar shackle on the other leg or arm, or to something else, by a chain or a strap; a gyve; a fetter. 'His shackles empty left; himself escaped clean.' (Spenser) ... 2. Hence, that which che...
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shackle

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom
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shackle

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom
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shackle

a traditional unit of length used for measuring the lengths of nautical cables and chains, especially anchor chains. Anchor chains are formed by using shackles to join short lengths of chain. When the anchor is dropped and the chain runs out, a seaman counting the number of shackles can report the total length of chain deployed. The size of the uni...
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shackle

A U-shaped metal connector with a locking pin.
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shackle

Obsolete unit of length, used at sea for measuring cable or chain. One shackle is 15 fathoms (90 ft/27 m)
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Shackle

One weave; a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/ regain formation parameters.
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Shackle

Part of the indispensable equipment on the boat. It is a small device used for attaching lines to other things, like sails.
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shackle

restrain with or as if with fetters
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Shackle

Threaded rods to which the hoist cables are socketed and which bolt to the hitch plate and the counterweight.
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Shackle

U-shaped iron fitting with a removable pin.
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