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Another word for handcuff

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Noun
  1. Something that physically confines the legs or arms.

      1. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
      2. To shackle or fetter.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. The act of restraining:
      2. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
      3. An influence that inhibits or restrains:
      1. 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.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials. Atomic number 26; atomic weight 55.845; melting point 1,538°C; boiling point 2,861°C; specific gravity 7.874 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 6.
      2. An implement made of iron alloy or similar metal, especially a bar heated for use in branding, curling hair, or cauterizing.
      3. Great hardness or strength; firmness:
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
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Verb
  1. To restrict the activity or free movement of

      1. To tie an animal's or someone's feet together; originally all four legs of a quadruped.
      2. (figuratively) To render helpless.
      1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
      2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
      3. A vertically set fishing net of three layers, consisting of a finely meshed net between two nets of coarse mesh.
      1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a cord, rope, or strap:
      2. To fasten by drawing together the parts or sides and knotting with strings or laces:
      3. To make by fastening ends or parts:
      1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
      2. A hobble for an animal.
      3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
      1. 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.
      2. Something that confines or restrains:
      3. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
      1. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
      2. A strap or cord attached to a harness worn by a small child, used to prevent the child from wandering off.
      3. A strap, cord, or other line used to keep an object close to its user or in a designated location.
      1. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
      2. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
      3. To cause to limp.
      1. Any of the tendons at the rear hollow of the human knee.
      2. The hamstring muscle.
      3. The large tendon in the back of the hock of a quadruped.
      1. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
      2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
      1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
      2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
      3. To put fetters on; shackle.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
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