Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (transitive) To tie (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the forelegs.
- to hamshackle a horse or cow
- (transitive, figuratively) To bind or restrain; to impose restrictions upon.
2010, Steven Ortlepp, Introduction to the Interlinear Bible, page 180:
- Not only are our sources, indicating the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton, limited, but we are also hamshackled by certain time constraints.