a shackle for the hand; handcuff.
Usually manacles. restraints; checks.
to handcuff; fetter.
to hamper; restrain: He was manacled by his inhibitions.
- un·man·a·cled, adjective
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How to use manacle in a sentence
The three were presented to the press on Sunday morning blindfolded, manacled to chairs and showing signs of severe beatings.
He looked up to see Auguste staring stonily at him, his manacled hands clenched into fists.Shaman | Robert Shea
He sat huddled up in his chair, his manacled hands clasped on the table before him, and then with a jerk sat upright.The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
All of us leaped from our mattresses to witness the dreary procession of neck-chained and be-manacled convicted men.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
A few moments later the prisoner entered, walking with hands manacled, at the side of an imposing garde de Paris.Through the Wall | Cleveland Moffett
The manacled woman gave a little sound indicative of despair and rage.The Riddle of the Mysterious Light | Mary E. Hanshew
British Dictionary definitions for manacle
(usually plural) a shackle, handcuff, or fetter, used to secure the hands of a prisoner, convict, etc
to put manacles on
to confine or constrain
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