The definition of a fetter is a chain for your feet or anything that is restraining.(noun)
An example of a fetter is a ball and chain.
To fetter is defined as to hold something back or to bind.(verb)
An example of to fetter is to hold the leash of a dog.
See fetter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME feter < OE < base of fot, foot, akin to Ger fessel
Origin: ME feterien < OE (ge)feterian
See fetter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English feter
Origin: , from Old English; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
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