Signs for HANDCUFF

Meaning: Meaning: a pair of lockable linked metal rings for securing a prisoner's wrists.

Meaning: to put handcuffs on (someone).

Meaning: handcuffed. E.g. "He was led into court handcuffed."

Related signs: SHACKLES.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Food for thought

How can tongue handcuff hands?

In the Panel 2 image, her red tongue protrudes out, hanging a silver handcuff. The hands are invisible, behind her back. The eyes are almost closed.

One can literally cut off another person's tongue by hands. But, not the way around. Yet, hearing people have the ability to oppress eyeing people's hands by tongue, figuratively and symbolically.

These words come from One Word Speech vs Thousand-Words Signing post.

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