Restraint vs Shackle - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between restraint and shackle
is that restraint
is (countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures while shackle
is a restraint fit over a human or animal appendage, such as a wrist, ankle or finger usually used in plural, to indicate a pair joined by a chain; a hobble.
As a verb shackle is
to restrain using shackles; to place in shackles.
(countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
(uncountable) control or caution; reserve
- Make sure all the restraints are tight.
* November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, "
- Try to exercise restraint when talking to your boss.
Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
- City will feel nonplussed when they review the tape and Pellegrini had to summon all his restraint in the post-match interviews.
A restraint fit over a human or animal appendage, such as a wrist, ankle or finger. Usually used in plural, to indicate a pair joined by a chain; a hobble.
A U-shaped piece of metal secured with a pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism.
(figuratively, usually in plural) A restraint on one's action, activity, or progress.
A fetter-like band worn as an ornament.
- His very will seems to be in bonds and shackles .
A link for connecting railroad cars; a drawlink or draglink.
- Most of the men and women had all earrings made of gold, and gold shackles about their legs and arms.
* handcuff / handcuffs
* manacle / manacles
* harp shackle
To restrain using ; to place in shackles.
By extension, to render immobile or incapable; to inhibit the progress or abilities of someone or something.
- This law would effectively shackle its opposition.
, date=February 12
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=Man Utd 2 - 1 Man City
, passage=Rooney, superbly shackled
by City defender Vincent Kompany for so long as Ferguson surprisingly left Dimitar Berbatov on the bench, had previously cut a forlorn and frustrated figure but his natural instincts continue to serve him and United so well.}}
*(to restraint using shackles) unshackle, untie
*(to inhibit the abilities of) free, liberate, unshackle