manacle

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English[edit]

A manacle.

Etymology[edit]

From Old French manicle, from Latin manicula.

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Noun[edit]

manacle (plural manacles)

  1. A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands or feet.
  2. Any similar device such as a fetter or handcuffs.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in its plural, and as such a plurale tantum.

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Verb[edit]

manacle (third-person singular simple present manacles, present participle manacling, simple past and past participle manacled)

  1. To confine with manacles.

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