manacle

  • 1Manacle — Man a*cle, n. [OE. manicle, OF. manicle, F. manicle sort glove, manacle, L. manicula a little hand, dim. of manus hand; cf. L. manica sleeve, manacle, fr. manus. See {Manual}.] A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; usually in the plural.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Manacle — 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

  • 3manacle — ► NOUN ▪ a metal band or chain fastened around a person s hands or ankles to restrict their movement. ► VERB ▪ fetter with a manacle or manacles. ORIGIN Old French manicle handcuff , from Latin manus hand …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4manacle — index constrain (imprison), contain (restrain), detain (restrain), fetter (noun), fetter (verb) …

    Law dictionary

  • 5manacle — vb *hamper, trammel, clog, fetter, shackle, hog tie Analogous words: *hinder, impede, obstruct, bar, block: *tie, bind: *restrain, inhibit, curb, check …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6manacle — [n] handcuff bond, bracelet, chain, fetter, iron, pinion, shackle; concept 497 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7manacle — [man′ə kəl] n. [ME manicle < OFr < L manicula, dim. of manus, hand: see MANUAL] 1. a handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand 2. any restraint Usually used in pl. vt. manacled, manacling 1. to put handcuffs on; fetter …

    English World dictionary

  • 8manacle — {{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

  • 9manacle — 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

  • 10manacle — man|a|cle [ˈmænəkəl] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: manicle, from Latin manicula, from manus hand ] an iron ring on a chain that is put around the wrist or ↑ankle of a prisoner >manacle v [T] >manacled adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11manacle — man|a|cle1 [ mænəkl ] noun count one of a pair of metal rings fastened around a prisoner s wrists or ANKLES and joined by a chain manacle man|a|cle 2 [ mænəkl ] verb transitive to put manacles on a prisoner s wrists or ANKLES …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12manacle — 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

  • 13manacle — [ manək(ə)l] noun a metal band, chain, or shackle for fastening someone s hands or ankles. verb fetter with a manacle or manacles. Origin ME: from OFr. manicle handcuff , from L. manicula, dimin. of manus hand …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14manacle — 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

  • 15manacle — /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

  • 16manacle — 1. noun /ˈmæn.ə.kəl/ a) A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands. b) Any similar device such as a fetter …

    Wiktionary

  • 17manacle — Synonyms and related words: Oregon boat, anchor, bilbo, bind, bond, bonds, bracelets, bridle, camisole, chain, chains, check, collar, confine, control, cuff, cuffs, curb, deflate, disarm, enchain, entrammel, fasten, fetter, fetters, gag, gyve,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18manacle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. shackle, handcuff. See restraint. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. handcuffs, irons, fetters; see band 2 , chains . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. handcuff, shackle, iron, chain, bond. IV (Roget s Thesaurus …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19manacle — see MANUAL …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20manacle —  Not icle. Shackle …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors