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handcuffsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˈhænd.kʌfs/  us   /ˈhænd.kʌfs/ (informal cuffs)
two metal or plastic rings joined by a short chain that lock around a prisoner's wrists: a pair of handcuffs She was taken to the police station in handcuffs.
(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.
(Definition of handcuffs from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “handcuffs”
in Arabic قَيْد, صَفَد…
in Korean 수갑…
in Portuguese algemas…
in Catalan manilles…
in Japanese 手錠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手铐…
in Turkish kelepçe…
in Russian наручники…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手銬…
in Italian manette…
in Polish kajdanki…
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