- a handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand
- any restraint
Origin: ME manicle < OFr < L manicula, dim. of manus, hand: see manual
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- A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
- Something that confines or restrains.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French manicle, from Latin manicula, diminutive of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.