from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody; a manacle. Often used in the plural.
- transitive v. To restrain with or as if with handcuffs.
- transitive v. To render ineffective or impotent. See Synonyms at hamper1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One ring of a locking fetter for the hand or one pair.
- v. To apply handcuffs to; to manacle. - Hay (1754)
- v. to restrain or restrict.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To apply handcuffs to; to manacle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shackle or fastening for the hand, consisting of a divided metal ring placed about and locked upon the wrist; a manacle.
- To manacle; restrain by or as if by placing handcuffs upon the wrists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
- n. shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
For many with talent the only remaining golden handcuff is health care.
The actual authority to handcuff is cited within the opinion.
Right now the only thing that makes police reluctant to handcuff is Miranda concerns.
And yet you, Mr. President, more than a half-century later, authorized subjecting prisoners to this technique for up to 72 hours, or 40 hours if combined with standing in handcuff restraints.
Having no thespian-like skills, Jacks only act is to perform the tricks of Houdini, namely the handcuff and straightjacket escapes.
All a Filipina wants when looking because a handcuff is a deep-rooted undying relationship.
You could even "cuff-block" (take someone else's handcuff, which is awesome because it pisses them off and gives you trade bait in one fell swoop).
“Those who dealt that blow,” said he, “were already well used to this little instrument”; and so saying he produced a pair of “darbies,” a kind of handcuff made of a double ring of iron secured by a lock.
The Jersey man's face had wrinkled as a preliminary to some sarcastic comment on what he termed the "handcuff" way of reasoning, when the telephone bell rang.
"Those who dealt that blow," said he, "were already well used to this little instrument"; and so saying he produced a pair of "darbies," a kind of handcuff made of a double ring of iron secured by a lock.