Hand"cuff` (?), n. [AS. handcops; hand hand + cosp, cops, fetter. The second part was confused with E. cuffs,]

A fastening, consisting of an iron ring around the wrist, usually connected by a chain with one on the other wrist; a manacle; -- usually in the plural.

 

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Hand"cuff` (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Handcuffed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Handcuffing.]

To apply handcuffs to; to manacle.

Hay (1754).

 

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