Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Emergency medicine A shackle consisting of an unpadded metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs; soft restraints are widely preferred
Law enforcement Restraint devices designed to secure an individual's wrists close together
Sexology A shackle, designed à la law enforcement which has currency as a sex toy. Law enforcement handcuffs are not interchangeable with bondage handcuffs, as they may cause compression neuropathy
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Det Supt Gwynne said she was given the handcuffs by Senior Constable Tim Sandry on October 9, 2002.
She said cinema staff prised the handcuffs open without the girl being hurt.
Hiatt & Co, which has exported handcuffs around the world since it was founded in 1780, also supplies wrist restraints to the New York Police Department and the US Army as well as most police forces in Britain, including the West Midlands and the Metropolitan.
When asked why the handcuffs were not removed at this point, PC Charlesworth said: "It was not practical to remove the handcuffs.
When he surrendered he said he had loosened the handcuffs and thrown them away.
During the First World War the demand for handcuffs increased and staff worked for 14 hours a day to complete orders.
TWO firefighters came to the rescue when police could not unlock the handcuffs on an arrested suspect, it was revealed yesterday.
LIMBS in the loch victim Barry Wallace may have struggled while wearing handcuffs before he died.
He was able to release himself from the handcuffs and raised the alarm.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Police will no longer use 400-gram, metal handcuffs to detain suspects but plastic, colorful handcuffs that weigh only 30 grams, media reports said on Monday.
He went up to chat to Beverley Hughes and then, when she was caught unawares, he slapped handcuffs on her.