handcops

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English handcops, hondcops, from Old English handcops (handcuff, manacle), from hand (hand) + cops, cosp (fetter, bond), equivalent to hand +‎ cops.

Noun[edit]

handcops (plural handcopses)

  1. A shackle for the hand; a manacle; a handcuff.