Definitions for handcuffˈhændˌkʌf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hand•cuffˈhændˌkʌf(n.)

  1. a metal ring that can be locked around a prisoner's wrist, usu. one of a pair connected by a chain or bar; shackle.

  2. (v.t.)to put handcuffs on.

  3. to restrain or thwart (someone).

Origin of handcuff:

1635–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handcuff, cuff, handlock, manacle(verb)

    shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs

  2. manacle, cuff, handcuff(verb)

    confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

    "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"

Wiktionary

  1. handcuff(Noun)

    One ring of a locking fetter for the hand or one pair.

  2. handcuff(Verb)

    To apply handcuffs to; to manacle. - Hay (1754)

  3. handcuff(Verb)

    to restrain or restrict.

    Dang, Iu2019m handcuffed by these regulations. Iu2019d like to help but itu2019d be illegal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Handcuff(noun)

    a fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle; -- usually in the plural

  2. Handcuff(verb)

    to apply handcuffs to; to manacle


Translations for handcuff

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

handcuff(verb)

to put handcuffs on (a person)

The police handcuffed the criminal.

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