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shackle

a U-shaped bracket, the open end of which is closed by a bolt (shackle pin), used for securing ropes, chains, etc.

shackle

[′shak·əl]
(design engineering)
An open or closed link of various shapes with extended legs; each leg has a transverse hole to accommodate a pin, bolt, or the like, which may or may not be furnished.

clevis

An iron (or a link in a chain) bent into the form of a horseshoe, stirrup, or letter U, with holes in the ends to receive a bolt or pin. (See illustration p. 218.)
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He was not in shackles but had not received any medical treatment.
He said he was sure he would have communicated in a phone call to BA that the drogue shackle nut and bolt should not be overtightened.
Before hooking the shackles to the front of the disabled Bradley, cross the cables into an X pattern.
Mr Allen, who lives in Splott, said: "I saw the story in the Echo, and I'm certain the slave shackles I have are from those ironworks.
Adidas faced a furious backlash over its shackle shoes, or the JS Roundhouse Mids, from those who accused the brand of racism.
The court held that the underlying rehabilitative purpose of juvenile court was contrary to the more punitive use of shackles in court.
Then I would have laughed in disbelief, if someone told me that chains and shackles routinely were being imposed in a court of law--not on adults, but on detained juveniles.
Reprieve director Clive Stafford Smith visited Mr Begg at the camp and claimed: "As I sat across the table from Moazzam Begg in the interrogation cells, I noticed the inscription 'Made In England' on his steel waist shackles, above the name of Hiatt's corporation.
TYNEMOUTH Pageant are performing Breaking the Shackles, written by the company's founder member Roger Burgess to commemorate the Bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition of Breaking the Shackles shows how slavery and its results affected Tyneside by contrasting the privileged life of Tyneside iron-master Clem Tasker, who is manufacturing and exporting slave shackles, with the cruelty of the transatlantic slave trade.
The Juvenile Court, known as Department 285, has had the policy of putting ankle shackles on all detained minors who appear in court for at least two years, the ruling said.
It is hard for us to imagine a world where shackles were custom made in small sizes to fit around the tiny ankles of children born into slavery.
In Birmingham 50 protesters gathered at the gates of a Birmingham firm which produces the shackles prisoners are forced to wear at the Cuban jail.