What does handcuff mean?

Definitions for handcuffˈhændˌkʌf

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"


  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,]

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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Grubbs:

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

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