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Definitions and Synonyms of cuff | Another word for cuff | What is cuff?

Definition 1: the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cuff in the sense of this definition

(cuff is a kind of ...) a flap that lies over another part

"the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"

(... is a kind of cuff ) a cuff on the bottoms of trouser legs

(cuff is a part of ...) a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

(... is part of cuff) a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

(... is part of cuff) the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

Definition 2: shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cuff in the sense of this definition

(cuff is a kind of ...) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Definition 3: hit with the hand - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for cuff in the sense of this definition

(cuff is a kind of ...) hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand

"The impatient teacher slapped the student" "a gunshot slapped him on the forehead"

Definition 4: confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs - [verb of contact]

Samples where cuff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime

Synonyms for cuff in the sense of this definition

(cuff is a kind of ...) restrain with fetters

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