Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Definitions for fetter
- A chain or shackle for the feet; a bond; a shackle.
- Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
- To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine.
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Citations for fetter
The right ankle of one, indeed, is connected with the left ankle of another by a small iron fetter.
But just let even a thumb's pressure be put upon me to tame the wild something in me, and I feel it like a fetter.
Origin of fetter
Fetter is from Middle English feter, from Old English. It is related to foot.