Definition of manacle :
1. A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; - usually in the plural.
2. To put handcuffs or other fastening upon, for confining the hands; to shackle; to confine; to restrain from the use of the limbs or natural powers.
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imprison (part of speech: verb)
prison (part of speech: noun)
handcuff, coop, collar, reform school, cooler, jailhouse, cage, jail, penal colony, pillory, pen, reformatory, harness, tether, irons, jug, brig, bridle, dungeon, pound, prison, fence, penitentiary, stronghold, keep, vise, San Quentin, shackle, stockade, confine, lockup, straight jacket, pinion, oubliette, Bastille, cell, gaol, Alcatraz
- It was too dear, and silly and pathetic in Christina, but it seemed to manacle her. - "The Nest, The White Pagoda, The Suicide, A Forsaken Temple, Miss Jones and The Masterpiece", Anne Douglas Sedgwick.
- But by'm by, between two squalls, he made bold to lift his head and look, and then by the light- a bluish color 'twas- he saw all the coast clear away to Manacle Point, and off the Manacles in the thick of the weather, a sloop- of- war with topgallants housed, driving stern foremost toward the reef. - "The Boy Scouts Book of Stories", Various.
- I was merely describing the capabilities of the manacle. - "The Players", Everett B. Cole.