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Meaning of MANACLE

Pronunciation:  'manukul

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

MANACLE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cuff, cuff, cuffs, handcuff, handcuff, handcuffs, handlock
 See Also: bond, fetter, hamper, shackle, shackle, trammel, trammels



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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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