Definition of handcuffs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhændkʌfs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændkʌfs//
(informal cuffs) [plural]
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a pair of metal rings joined by a chain, used for holding the wrists of a prisoner together a pair of handcuffs She was led away in handcuffs. The prisoners wore handcuffs and iron chains on their legs. The other policeman put the handcuffs on him. The policeman slipped a pair of handcuffs on his wrists. see also golden handcuffs
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