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Definition of handcuffs noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

handcuffs

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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. see also golden handcuffs
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