Meaning of handcuff
Pronunciation: (hand'kuf"), [key]
- a ring-shaped metal device that can be locked around a person's wrist, usually one of a pair connected by a short chain or linked bar; shackle: The police put handcuffs on the suspect.
- to put handcuffs on.
- to restrain or thwart (someone) by or as if by handcuffing: The amendments handcuffed the committee and prevented further action.
- handcuff (Thesaurus)