English version

leg irons

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
leg ironsˈleg irons noun [plural] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š SCmetal chains that are put around a prisoner’s legs β†’ manacle
Examples from the Corpus
leg ironsβ€’ Prohibited items should include gallows and leg irons.β€’ There they had spent fourteen days in solitary confinement, chained in heavy leg irons and fed only on dry rice.β€’ From now on, these items will be included in the existing export ban of leg irons, shackles and gang chains.β€’ Only the eerie tinkle of leg irons and shouted commands break the silence.β€’ The leg irons of the white prisoners inside were clattering.
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