Definition of handcuff in English:
A pair of lockable linked metal rings for securing a prisoner’s wrists.
- He waved a pair of handcuffs under his prisoner's nose, forcing him to notice the razor sharp inner edges.
- It's not until they are carrying me away, not until I can feel the cold metal of the handcuffs biting into my wrists, that it sinks in I just shot Santa Claus.
- I suddenly felt cold metal handcuffs slap on my wrists.
manacles, shackles, irons, fetters, bonds, restraints
informal cuffs, bracelets
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Put handcuffs on (someone): he was led into court handcuffed to a policeman figurative he will not allow his training to handcuff his creativity
More example sentences
- Inside, a lone police officer is handcuffed to a bed with no other person on board.
- Prisoners are routinely handcuffed to basketball hoops and hung for 30 days or longer.
- She asked him to get out of the cruiser after she arrested him, and she then searched him and handcuffed him.
manacle, shackle, fetter;
restrain, clap/put someone in irons
Words that rhyme with handcuffearmuff • powder puff
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