What does handcuffs mean?

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  1. handcuffs(Noun)

    A fastening consisting of two metal rings, designed to go around a person's wrists, and connected by a chain or hinge.


  1. Handcuffs

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of handcuffs in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of handcuffs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chuck Blazer:

    We can take you away in handcuffs now -- or you can cooperate.

  2. Kory Wright:

    I didn't even know I was arrested; they just put the handcuffs on me and searched me.

  3. Bentzi Gopstein:

    Instead of giving me a prize for the important work I do to rescue the daughters of Israel, the state of Israel handcuffs me.

  4. Kevin Orcutt:

    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.

  5. Cindy Warmbier:

    So when I look at this picture of Otto in handcuffs being forced to do these things, it's too painful... I'm focused on the future and bringing Otto home.

Images & Illustrations of handcuffs

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