from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bolt having a shackle or clevis on the end.
  • n. A bolt which is passed through the eyes of a clevis or shackle.
  • n. A shackle. Also shack-bolt.
  • n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a fetlock for hobbling a horse. Compare spanceled. Also called prisoner's-bolt.


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  • When I knocked the shackle-bolt loose, the chain roared out through the hawse-hole and into the sea.

    Chapter 39

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