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shackles

noun [plural] uk   us   /ˈʃæk.l̩z/
a pair of metal rings connected by a chain and fastened to a person's wrists or the bottom of their legs to prevent them from escaping: The shackles had begun to cut into his ankles. something that prevents you from doing what you want to do: The press, once heavily censored, has managed to shake off its shackles.
Translations of “shackles”
in Vietnamese cái cùm, cái còng…
in Spanish grilletes…
in Thai กุญแจมือ…
in Malaysian belenggu…
in French fers…
in German die Ketten (pl.), in Ketten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐐銬, 束縛,障礙…
in Indonesian rantai kaki…
in Russian кандалы…
in Turkish pranga, kelepçe, zincirler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镣铐, 束缚,障碍…
in Polish kajdany…
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