Manacling
Manacle Man"a*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manacled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manacling}.] To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers. [1913 Webster]

Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ? --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • manacling — man·a·cle || mænÉ™kl n. handcuff, ring shaped shackle placed on the wrist to bind or restrain v. handcuff, place a manacle on the wrist of; bind, restrain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Manacle — Man a*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manacled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manacling}.] To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers. [1913 Webster] Is it thus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manacled — Manacle Man a*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manacled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Manacling}.] To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers. [1913 Webster] Is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manacle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English manicle, from Anglo French, from Latin manicula handle, diminutive of manicae shackles, armor for the hand, from manus hand more at manual Date: 14th century 1. a shackle for the hand or wrist ; handcuff usually… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • manacle — /man euh keuhl/, n., v., manacled, manacling. n. 1. a shackle for the hand; handcuff. 2. Usually, manacles. restraints; checks. v.t. 3. to handcuff; fetter. 4. to hamper; restrain: He was manacled by his inhibitions. [1275 1325; ME, var. of… …   Universalium

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  • manacle — {{11}}manacle (n.) mid 14c., a fetter for the hand, from O.Fr. manicle manacles, handcuffs; bracelet; armor for the hands, from L. manicula handle, lit. little hand, dim. of manicae long sleeves of a tunic, gloves; armlets, gauntlets; handcuffs,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • manacle — [[t]mæ̱nək(ə)l[/t]] manacles, manacling, manacled 1) N COUNT: usu pl Manacles are metal devices attached to a prisoner s wrists or legs in order to prevent him or her from moving or escaping. 2) VERB: usu passive If a prisoner is manacled, their… …   English dictionary

  • manacle — I UK [ˈmænək(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms manacle : singular manacle plural manacles one of a pair of metal rings fastened around a prisoner s wrists or ankles and joined by a chain II UK [ˈmænək(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms… …   English dictionary

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