Definition of Handlock
1. Noun. Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs.
Generic synonyms: Bond, Hamper, Shackle, Trammel
Derivative terms: Cuff, Handcuff, Manacle
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Literary usage of Handlock
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"... have kept me company in an handlock with the reft, foot by foot, all the voyage over land. And fo I would have holden this ..."
2. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"... he offered me the courtesy of a handlock. When I was with the Queen, she said to me herself that I had, it was true, safe conduct to come and go, ..."
3. Ireland by Richard Barry O'Brien (1905)
"When I came to the Earl of Sussex on safe conduct, he offered me the courtesy of a handlock. When I was with the queen, she said to me herself that I had, ..."
4. Ireland Under the Tudors: With a Succinct Account of the Earlier History by Richard Bagwell (1885)
"... who wished that he had the King in the end of a handlock, and the Deputy in the other end, as surely as he had the worthy burgesses. ..."
5. History of England from the fall of Wolsey (to the defeat of the Spanish by James Anthony Froude (1863)
"When I came to the Earl of Sussex on safe conduct he offered me the courtesy of a handlock. When I was with the Queen, she said to me herself that I had, ..."
6. Researches in the South of Ireland: Illustrative of the Scenery by Thomas Crofton Croker (1824)
"... in a handlock with his own servant, or some soldier of especial trust." Two days after this last caution Lord ..."
7. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1870)
"... and also how gentleness could not prevail, I took his [O'Kel- ly's] son, and put a handlock upon him, to have him brought with mo to Dublin, ..."