What does manacle mean?

Definitions for manacle
ˈmæn ə kəlman·a·cle

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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. manacle(Noun)

    A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands or feet.

  2. manacle(Noun)

    Any similar device such as a fetter or handcuffs.

  3. manacle(Verb)

    To confine with manacles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manacle(noun)

    a handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; -- usually in the plural

  2. Manacle(verb)

    to put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers

  3. Origin: [OE. manicle, OF. manicle, F. manicle sort glove, manacle, L. manicula a little hand, dim. of manus hand; cf. L. manica sleeve, manacle, fr. manus. See Manual.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manacle

    man′a-kl, n. a handcuff.—v.t. to put manacles on: to restrain the use of the limbs or any of the natural powers. [Through O. Fr., from L. manicula, dim. of manica, sleeve—manus, hand.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. manacle

    A handcuff.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manacle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manacle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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