manacle manacle


  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. He even got a leg manacle removed so that he could move freely about the courtroom.
  2. When Angus tried vainly to manacle him with handcuffs that were too small, Hippo seized the patrolman's night stick, beat him on the head.
  3. Images that arrest also often manacle the narrative.


  • Bouey's favorite part of the speech is right in the beginning, when King said, "But 100 years later, the negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the negro is still sadly crippled by the manacle of segregation and the chains of...
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Martin Luther King Source: Joliet Herald News

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