Fetter meaning

fĕt'ər
The definition of a fetter is a chain for your feet or anything that is restraining.

An example of a fetter is a ball and chain.

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To fetter is defined as to hold something back or to bind.

An example of to fetter is to hold the leash of a dog.

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A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
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Something that serves to restrict; a restraint.

The fetters of tyranny.

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To put fetters on; shackle.
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To restrict or restrain.

Thinking that is fettered by prejudice.

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A shackle or chain for the feet.
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Anything that holds in check; restraint.
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To bind with fetters; shackle; chain.
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To hold in check; restrain; confine.
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A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural).
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(figuratively) Anything that restricts or restrains.
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Leg irons.
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To shackle or bind up with fetters.
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To restrain or impede; to hamper.
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Origin of fetter

Middle English feter from Old English ped- in Indo-European roots