handcuff handcuff  /ˈhænd ˌkəf/


  1. (n) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
  2. (v) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs



  1. But clapping handcuffs on Buddhist monks is a far more difficult proposition in this deeply devout nation.
  2. The handcuffs along with enlarged copies of their visa papers strung around their necks were symbolic.
  3. Squirming in his handcuffs, the white-bearded Villa Garca looks more like a kindly grandfather than a drug trafficker.


  1. Handcuff dispute bound for trouble

    Handcuffs, alcohol, grandma, girlfriends and guns were all part of an altercation early Wednesday morning in Orangeburg that led to some cuts and bruises, according to authorities.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Times and Democrat

  2. Breaking Down the Top 5 Fantasy Football Handcuff Situations in 2013

    In fantasy football, nothing can ruin a season faster than watching in horror as your first-round running back goes down in a heap in Week 3. That's it. Season's over, right? Maybe not, if you purchased insurance against injury by "handcuffing" your star tailback with his backup. On some NFL teams, the backfield situation is just too muddied for there to even be a handcuff. It's a committee, and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Parents of Sheena Morris meet with FDLE

    Wearing a "Justice 4 Sheena" bracelet and her lucky handcuff necklace, Kelly Osborn walked into the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Tampa office prepared to present details in her daughter's death.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC Action News Tampa Bay


  1. "I think it was a pretty straightforward commentary that you probably don't need to handcuff a guy, a middle-aged man who uses a cane, who's in his own home," Obama told ABC's "Nightline."
    on Jul 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. "It would unnecessarily handcuff our generals on the ground, and it's safe to say it's a non-starter for the president," presidential counsellor Dan Bartlett said.
    on Nov 3, 2005 By: Dan Bartlett Source: Ninemsn

  3. "Yesterday, Democratic leaders announced that they planned to send me a bill that will fund our troops only if we agree to handcuff our generals, add billions of dollars of unrelated spending and begin to pull out of Iraq by an arbitrary date,"...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

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