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manacle

[man-uh-kuh l] /ˈmæn ə kəl/
noun
1.
a shackle for the hand; handcuff.
2.
Usually, manacles. restraints; checks.
verb (used with object), manacled, manacling.
3.
to handcuff; fetter.
4.
to hamper; restrain:
He was manacled by his inhibitions.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English, variant of manicle < Middle French: handcuff < Latin manicula small hand, handle of a plow. See manus, -i-, -cle1
Related forms
unmanacled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for man-acle

manacle

/ˈmænəkəl/
noun
1.
(usually pl) a shackle, handcuff, or fetter, used to secure the hands of a prisoner, convict, etc
verb (transitive)
2.
to put manacles on
3.
to confine or constrain
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin manicula, diminutive of manus hand
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Word Origin and History for man-acle
manacle
mid-14c., "a fetter for the hand," from O.Fr. manicle, from L. manicula "handle," lit. "little hand," dim. of manicæ "long sleeves of a tunic, manacles," from manus "hand" (see manual). The verb is attested from c.1300. Related: Manacled; manacles.
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