verb (used with object), man·a·cled, man·a·cling.
Origin of manacle
Examples from the Web for manacle
Yet Romney happily slid his leg into this manacle, slammed down the padlock, and threw the key into the river.Michael Tomasky: Obama’s High-Stakes Gamble on Gay Marriage|Michael Tomasky|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My loved and lovely Soul has worn it through the ages: manacle, shackle.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
As yet, my hand has not known the manacle, nor my feet the gyves!The Pirate and The Three Cutters|Frederick Marryat
In the afternoon we were off the Lizard, and stood off shore to clear the Manacle Rocks.Reminiscences of a Liverpool Shipowner, 1850-1920|Sir William Bower Forwood
Word Origin for manacle
mid-14c., "a fetter for the hand," from Old French manicle "manacles, handcuffs; bracelet; armor for the hands," from Latin manicula "handle," literally "little hand," diminutive of manicae "long sleeves of a tunic, gloves; armlets, gauntlets; handcuffs, manacles," from manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Related: Manacles.
In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear
[Blake, "Songs of Experience"]
c.1300, "to fetter with manacles," from manacle (n.). Related: Manacled; manacling.