verb (used with object)
- handel, george frederick,
- handel, george frideric
Origin of handcuff
Examples from the Web for handcuffs
“Defendant moved his hands in a manner so as to avoid the application of handcuffs to his wrists,” the complaint says.
He had been left hanging, by handcuffs and not allowed to lower his arms for 22 hours each day for two consecutive days.
“While in the building, I was kept on a hard floor in handcuffs and in leg irons,” he says.
Minutes later, the man whose cause was in question was on the ground, surrounded by police who dragged him away in handcuffs.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally|Jacob Siegel|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was kept in handcuffs for the whole time I was in hospital for the transplant—28 days and 28 nights—which is ludicrous.
But they were not yet in my possession; moreover, the key of the handcuffs might not be amongst the bunch.The Devil Doctor|Sax Rohmer
Copley was done and submitted quietly to have the handcuffs put upon his wrists.Hard Pressed|Fred M. White
They had left him with the handcuffs on his wrists; they would come and relieve him of these encumbrances.The Secret House|Edgar Wallace
And the more I think, the more I comprehend, the worse the handcuffs cut into my wrists.Sudden Jim|Clarence Budington Kelland
But to hold out one's own hands to the handcuffs is too silly.813|Maurice Leblanc
1640s as a decorative addition to a sleeve; 1690s as a type of restraining device, from hand (n.) + cuff (n.). Old English had hondcops "a pair of hand cuffs," but the modern word is a re-invention. The verb is first attested 1720. Related: Handcuffed; handcuffing.