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[n] shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
[v] confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"

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\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. Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand. --Ecclus. xxi. 1
\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. Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ? --Arbuthnot.

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