a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
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.