handcuffs

'hand·cuff || 'hændkʌf n. ring-shaped shackle placed on the wrist to bind or restrain, manacle v. restrain with handcuffs (ring-shaped shackles for the wrists)

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  • handcuffs — noun … OF HANDCUFFS ▪ pair, set ▪ The policeman slipped a pair of handcuffs on his wrists. VERB + HANDCUFFS ▪ have on, wear ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • handcuffs — hand|cuffs [ˈhændkʌfs] n [plural] a pair of metal rings joined by a chain. Handcuffs are used for holding a prisoner s wrists together ▪ They put handcuffs on the two men and led them away. in handcuffs ▪ He was brought into the court in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • handcuffs —       device for shackling the hands, used by police on prisoners under arrest. Until modern times, handcuffs were of two kinds: (1) the figure 8, which confined the hands close together either in front of or behind the body, and (2) rings that… …   Universalium

  • handcuffs — n. 1) to put (the) handcuffs on smb. 2) to remove handcuffs * * * to put (the) handcuffson smb. to remove …   Combinatory dictionary

  • handcuffs — plural noun when her lawyer came, Paula was still in handcuffs Syn: manacles, shackles, irons, fetters, bonds, restraints; informal cuffs, bracelets …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • handcuffs — / hændkʌfs/ plural noun ⇒ golden handcuffs …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • handcuffs — noun a) A fastening consisting of two metal rings, designed to go around a persons wrists, and connected by a chain or hinge. b) Plural of handcuff. Syn: manacles …   Wiktionary

  • handcuffs — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. manacles, fetters, shackles, iron rings, bracelets*, wristlets*, cuffs*, clamps*, braces*, snaps*; see also chains …   English dictionary for students

  • handcuffs — hand|cuffs [ hænd,kʌfs ] noun plural metal rings that a police officer puts around a prisoner s wrists to stop them from using their hands or arms …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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