What does the word handcuff mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Bertha Runkle
  3. Calling more of his men on board, Adair ordered them to handcuff the whole of the party. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston