Meaning of “handcuffs” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “handcuffs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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handcuffsplural noun

us /ˈhændˌkʌfs/ short form cuffs

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 ] us /ˈhændˌkʌf/ short form cuff

On the plane, he was handcuffed to an FBI agent.

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