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handcuffs

plural noun  /ˈhændˌkʌfs/ (short form cuffs) us  
two metal rings, joined by a short chain, that are locked around a prisoner’s wrists to prevent free movement: She was taken away in handcuffs.
handcuff
verb [T]  /ˈhændˌkʌf/ (short form cuff) us  
On the plane, he was handcuffed to an FBI agent.
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