Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fetter.
The fetters broke open.
The quiet jingle of metal fetters and distant voices greeted her ears.
Her gaze fell to the fetters at her wrists and ankles.
The hexameter no longer, as in Lucilius, moves awkwardly as if in fetters, but, like the language of Terence, of Catullus in his lighter pieces, of Cicero in his letters to Atticus, adapts itself to the everyday intercourse of life.
of Macedon Chalcis was called one of the three fetters of Greece, Demetrias on the Gulf of Pagasae and Corinth being the other two.