hamshackle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ham + shackle

Verb[edit]

hamshackle (third-person singular simple present hamshackles, present participle hamshackling, simple past and past participle hamshackled)

  1. (transitive) To fasten (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the fore legs; as, to hamshackle a horse or cow; hence, to bind or restrain; to curb.