Definitions for handcuffˈhændˌkʌf

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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"


  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

  3. Origin: [AS. handcops; hand hand + cosp, cops, fetter. The second part was confused with E. cuffs,]

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