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Definition of Manacles

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handcuff, place a manacle on the wrist of; bind, restrain
handcuff, ring-shaped shackle placed on the wrist to bind or restrain
Manacles Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Noun
1. shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
(synonym) handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock
(hypernym) shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels
(derivation) cuff, handcuff

Verb
1. confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
(synonym) cuff, handcuff
(hypernym) fetter, shackle
(derivation) handcuffs, handcuff, cuffs, cuff, handlock
Manacles Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
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.

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