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Meaning of HANDCUFF

Pronunciation:  'hand`kuf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
  2. [v]  confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"

HANDCUFF is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cuff, cuff, cuffs, handcuffs, handlock, manacle, manacle
 See Also: bond, fetter, hamper, shackle, shackle, trammel, trammels



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hand"cuff`\, n. [AS. handcops; hand hand + cosp, cops,
    fetter. The second part was confused with E. cuffs,]
    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. \Hand"cuff`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handcuffed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Handcuffing}.]
    To apply handcuffs to; to manacle. --Hay (1754).
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