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cuff

(kŭf),
Any structure with a gap that nearly encircles some extension or outgrowth, thus, anything shaped like a cuff.

cuff

(kuf) a small, bandlike structure encircling a part or object.
musculotendinous cuff  one formed by intermingled muscle and tendon fibers.
rotator cuff  a musculotendinous structure encircling and giving strength to the shoulder joint.

cuff

(kŭf)
n.
1. A bandlike structure encircling a part.
2. An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.

cuff

an inflatable elastic tube that is placed around a limb and inflated with air to restrict arterial circulation during blood pressure examination. See also cuffed endotracheal tube, Dacron cuff.

cuff

(kŭf)
Any structure with a gap that nearly encircles some extension or outgrowth, thus, anything shaped like a cuff.
References in classic literature ?
All my life I have been kicked and cuffed by such as that, and yet always have I gone out when they commanded, singing, to give up my life if need be to keep them in power.
His checks were boxed, his cars cuffed, and his face was rubbed in the turf.
So, though they were fagged more or less, and occasionally kicked or cuffed by the bullies, they were, on the whole, well off; and the fresh, brave school-life, so full of games, adventures, and good-fellowship, so ready at forgetting, so capacious at enjoying, so bright at forecasting, outweighed a thousand-fold their troubles with the master of their form, and the occasional ill-usage of the big boys in the house.
They had been ranged closely, after having been shaken into submission, cuffed a little to allay excitement, addressed in gruff words of encouragement that sounded like promises of evil.
The place was said to have been built in the days of King Henry the Eighth; and there was a legend, not only that Queen Elizabeth had slept there one night while upon a hunting excursion, to wit, in a certain oak-panelled room with a deep bay window, but that next morning, while standing on a mounting block before the door with one foot in the stirrup, the virgin monarch had then and there boxed and cuffed an unlucky page for some neglect of duty.