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An iron bar with sliding shackles, formerly used for confining a prisoner's ankles.‘Stocks (also known as ‘bilboes’) were a commonplace feature of plantation discipline, but were used only once by the St. Andrew slave court.’‘The bilboes are still shown in the Tower of London, among the other spoils of the Spanish Armada.’shackles, manacles, handcuffs, irons, leg irons, chains, bonds
Mid 16th century of unknown origin.
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