: a plastic strip that can be fastened as a restraint around a person's wrists or ankles
flex-cuff transitive verb

Examples of flex-cuff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later in the video, the sergeant’s team moves up a staircase crowded with cops from different teams, including an apparent arrest team in brown khaki pants equipped with plastic flex-cuffs waiting for orders. Graham Rayman, New York Daily News, 21 June 2024 As a result, the flight attendant, who he’s accused of assaulting, secured his ankles and wrists in flex-cuffs, prosecutors said. Julia Marnin, Sacramento Bee, 24 May 2024 The arrests began around 8 P.M.; the protesters were flex-cuffed and loaded, with deliberate slowness, into double-length city buses. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 2 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flex-cuff was in 1981

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“Flex-cuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flex-cuff. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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