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handcuff


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Handcuff  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Handcuff  \Hand"cuff`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Handcuffed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Handcuffing}.] 
  To  apply  handcuffs  to  to  manacle.  --Hay  (1754). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  handcuff 
  n  :  a  metal  loop  that  can  be  locked  around  the  wrist;  usually 
  used  in  pairs  [syn:  {handcuffs},  {cuffs},  {cuff},  {handlock}, 
  {manacle}] 
  v  :  confine  or  restrain  with  or  as  if  with  manacles  or 
  handcuffs;  "The  police  handcuffed  the  suspect  at  the 
  scene  of  the  crime"  [syn:  {manacle},  {cuff}] 




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