Manacle Definition

mănə-kəl
manacled, manacles, manacling
noun
manacles
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.
American Heritage
A handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand.
Webster's New World
Something that confines or restrains.
American Heritage
Any restraint.
Webster's New World
verb
manacled, manacles, manacling
To put handcuffs on; fetter.
Webster's New World
To restrain; hamper.
Webster's New World

To confine with manacles.

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Other Word Forms of Manacle

Noun

Singular:
manacle
Plural:
manacles

Origin of Manacle

  • Middle English from Old French manicle from Latin manicula diminutive of manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English manicle, from Old French manicle, from Latin manicula.

    From Wiktionary

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