Manacle Man"a*cle, n. [OE. manicle, OF. manicle, F. manicle sort glove, manacle, L. manicula a little hand, dim. of manus hand; cf. L. manica sleeve, manacle, fr. manus. See {Manual}.] A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand. --Ecclus. xxi. 19. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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