[fet-er] /ˈfɛt ər/
a chain or shackle placed on the feet.
Usually, fetters. anything that confines or restrains:
Boredom puts fetters upon the imagination.
verb (used with object)
to put fetters upon.
to confine; restrain.
(often pl) a chain or bond fastened round the ankle; shackle
(usually pl) a check or restraint: in fetters
to restrict or confine
to bind in fetters
Old English fetor “chain or shackle for the feet,” from Proto-Germanic *fetero (cf. Old Saxon feteros (plural), Middle Dutch veter “fetter,” in modern Dutch “lace, string,” Old High German fezzera, Old Norse fiöturr, Swedish fjätter), from PIE root *ped- “foot” (see foot (n.)). The generalized sense of “anything that shackles” had evolved in Old English. Related Fetters.
c.1300, from Old English gefetrian (see fetter (n.)). Related: Fettered; fettering.
/ˈfɛtəˌlɒk/ noun 1. another name for fetlock
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