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Definition of leg iron in English:

noun

(usually leg irons)
A metal band or chain placed around a prisoner’s ankle as a restraint: he was tortured and held for long periods in leg irons
More example sentences
  • Guards slap on handcuffs and the inmates shuffle forward to be placed in leg irons.
  • Martin is being held in one of Bangkok's worst prisons and spent his first two years in leg irons.
  • While he was being interviewed by a British officer, Rasul was handcuffed from behind and had leg irons on.

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