Definitions for: Manacle

[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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
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.

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.

Synonyms: cuff, cuff, cuffs, handcuff, handcuff, handcuffs, handlock

See Also: bond, fetter, hamper, shackle, shackle, trammel, trammels

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