What does handcuff mean?

Definitions for handcuff
ˈhændˌkʌfhand·cuff

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word handcuff.

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, I'm handcuffed by these regulations. I'd like to help but it'd 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

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

  2. Handcuff(verb)

    to apply handcuffs to; to manacle

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Handcuff

    hand′kuf, n. esp. in pl. Hand′cuffs, shackles for the hand locked upon the wrists of a prisoner.—v.t. to put handcuffs on:—pr.p. hand′cuffing; pa.p. hand′cuffed (-kuft). [Hand and cuff.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. handcuff

    A fastening consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle. Men who have deserted the service are usually manacled in this manner when removed from place to place.

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How to say handcuff in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handcuff in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handcuff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of handcuff in a Sentence

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    I hate it that he was laying in that bed with the handcuff onto the bed, he cant go anywhere. Why do you have him cuffed to the bed?

  2. Daniel Grubbs:

    I sort of wish the guy had invested in an extra handcuff key.

  3. David Letterman:

    They have this moment where they put you, they handcuff you, they drug you, they put you on the bed, and they separate you from everyone you know, that's something that I am so happy that I experienced David Letterman so I can start by changing that moment.

Images & Illustrations of handcuff

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