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Definitions of fetter

  1. restrain with fetters Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a shackle for the ankles or feet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A chain or shackle for the feet; a restraint; hindrance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To place in bonds; chain; bind; hinder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A chain or shackle for the feet; anything that restrains; -used chiefly in pl. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To put fetters on; to restrain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Chain for the foot; restraint. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To put fetters on; restrain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To fasten fetters upon; shackle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A shackle for the feet; any bond. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A shackle for the feet; anything that confines or restrains from motion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To shackle the feet with a chain; to confine; to restrain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. fet'[.e]r, n. a chain or shackle for the feet: anything that restrains--used chiefly in pl.--v.t. to put fetters on: to restrain.--adjs. FETT'ERED, bound by fetters: (zool.) of feet bent backward and apparently unfit for walking; FETT'ERLESS, without fetters, unrestrained.--n. FETT'ERLOCK (her.) a shackle or lock. [A.S. feter--fét, feet, pl. of fót, foot.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Shackle for the feet; bond, (pl.) captivity; check, restraint; fetterlock, (heraldic representation of) D-shaped fetter for tethering horse by leg; (vb) bind (as) with ff., impede, restrain. Hence fetterless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Greek, Latin] A chain for the feet;—any thing that confines or restrains from motion. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. It is commonly used in the plural Fetters. Chaiņs for the feet. Complete Dictionary
  21. To bind, to enchain, to shackle, to tie. Complete Dictionary

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