handcuffs

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Noun[change]

Singular
handcuff

Plural
handcuffs

Handcuffs
  1. Handcuffs are the two lockable linked metal rings for holding a prisoner’s wrists.
    After John was arrested, he was put in handcuffs, searched, placed in the squad car and transported to jail.
  2. The plural form of handcuff; more than one (kind of) handcuff.

Verb[change]

Plain form
handcuff

Third-person singular
handcuffs

Past tense
handcuffed

Past participle
handcuffed

Present participle
handcuffing

  1. The third-person singular form of handcuff.
    I always handcuff prisoners behind their back, but my partner sometimes handcuffs them in front of their body.