Part of speech: verb

To put handcuffs upon.

Part of speech: noun

One of two iron bands for the wrists, connected by a chain.

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Usage examples "handcuff":

  1. I spent the next hour or so trying to undo the knot of my handcuff with my teeth; and failing that, to chew the stout rope in two. - "Helmet of Navarre", Bertha Runkle.
  2. " No, in a handcuff," the captain laughed, at the same moment that his dragoon exclaimed, " His right wrist is bandaged, though." - "Helmet of Navarre", Bertha Runkle.
  3. Calling more of his men on board, Adair ordered them to handcuff the whole of the party. - "The Three Commanders", W.H.G. Kingston.