Definitions for handcuffs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word handcuffs
A fastening consisting of two metal rings, designed to go around a person's wrists, and connected by a chain or hinge.
Handcuffs are restraint devices designed to secure an individual's wrists close together. They comprise two parts, linked together by a chain, a hinge, or rigid bar. Each half has a rotating arm which engages with a ratchet that prevents it from being opened once closed around a person's wrist. Without the key, the handcuffs cannot be removed and so the handcuffed person is unable to move his or her wrists more than a few centimetres/inches apart, making many tasks difficult or impossible. This is usually done to prevent suspected criminals from escaping police custody.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We can take you away in handcuffs now -- or you can cooperate.
I didn't even know I was arrested; they just put the handcuffs on me and searched me.
Instead of giving me a prize for the important work I do to rescue the daughters of Israel, the state of Israel handcuffs me.
The remainder of the training is for the control applications, which the martial arts experts don't teach because they're not putting people in handcuffs.
They decided to put us handcuffs ... but in the face of all the mudslinging, Golden Dawn is the third strongest party in the country whether some people like it or not.
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