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

Definition 1: shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for handcuff in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 2: confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs - [verb of contact]

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

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

Synonyms for handcuff in the sense of this definition

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

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