manacle

EnglishEdit

A manacle.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English manicle, from Old French manicle, from Latin manicula.

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NounEdit

manacle (plural manacles)

  1. A shackle, consisting of a pair of joined rings, to restrict the free movement of the hands or feet.
  2. Any similar device such as a fetter or handcuffs.

Usage notesEdit

Often used in its plural, and as such a plurale tantum.

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VerbEdit

manacle (third-person singular simple present manacles, present participle manacling, simple past and past participle manacled)

  1. To confine with manacles.

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Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 20:44