Pronunciation: (man'u-kul), [key]
—n., v., -cled, -cling.
1. a shackle for the hand; handcuff.
2. Usually, manacles. restraints; checks.
1. to handcuff; fetter.
2. to hamper; restrain: He was manacled by his inhibitions.
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