verb (used with object), man·a·cled, man·a·cling.
Origin of manacle
Examples from the Web for manacled
The three were presented to the press on Sunday morning blindfolded, manacled to chairs and showing signs of severe beatings.
Though he held out his manacled hands to McKelvie, his eyes remained on Cora's face with a look impossible to mistake.The Mystery of the Hidden Room|Marion Harvey
Time sped on, and presently somebody recorded the fact that the Mysteriarch had been manacled just one hour.The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist: Houdini|Harry Houdini
"Then put your hand here," he said, with a smile, motioning with his manacled wrists towards his chest.A Study In Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle
Word Origin for manacle
c.1300, "to fetter with manacles," from manacle (n.). Related: Manacled; manacling.
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"]