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zipcuff

Syllabification: zip·cuff
Pronunciation: /ˈzipkəf
 
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Definition of zipcuff in English:

noun

A plastic strip with a loop on one end that is secured with notches on the other end, used as a temporary handcuff.
Example sentences
  • Quatre's smile is bright as he produces a pair of zipcuffs from an inner pocket of his jacket.
  • I want a suspect to try and shoot me if I pull out the zipcuffs before securing his weapon.
  • If you plan on making a citizens' arrest, be sure to have a partner on cover and zipcuffs.

verb

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Restrain (someone) with zipcuffs: one cop called someone on the phone while the other one zipcuffed me
More example sentences
  • Does anyone remember the man who was zipcuffed and sitting on the end of a flatbed trailer?
  • Plus, I love the adrenaline of participating in raids and ultimately the satisfaction of either laying to rest the bad, bad guys or zipcuffing them and sending them away for a long time.
  • The expression is ‘proactive justice;’ it's very unlikely that a potential troublemaker is going to break any laws while zipcuffed on the floor of a paddy wagon.

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