Man"a*cle (?), n. [OE. manicle, OF. manicle, F. manicle sort glove, manacle, L. manicula a little hand, dim. of manus hand; cf. L. manica sleeve, manacle, fr.manus. See Manual.]

A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; -- usually in the plural.

Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand. Ecclus. xxi. 19.

 

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Man"a*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manacled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Manacling (?).]

To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers.

Is it thus you use this monarch, to manacle and shackle him hand and foot ? Arbuthnot.

 

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