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  • n. A shackle for the hand; a manacle; a handcuff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shackle for the hand; a manacle; a handcuff.

Etymologies

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From Middle English handcops, hondcops, from Old English handcops ("handcuff, manacle"), from hand ("hand") + cops, cosp ("fetter, bond"), equivalent to hand +‎ cops.

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