Manacle meaning

mănə-kəl
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.
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Something that confines or restrains.
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To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
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To restrain the action or progress of.
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A handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand.
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Any restraint.
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To put handcuffs on; fetter.
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To restrain; hamper.
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A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands or feet.
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Any similar device such as a fetter or handcuffs.
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To confine with manacles.
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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