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FETTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fetter mean? 

FETTER (noun)
  The noun FETTER has 1 sense:

1. a shackle for the ankles or feet

  Familiarity information: FETTER used as a noun is very rare.


FETTER (verb)
  The verb FETTER has 1 sense:

1. restrain with fetters

  Familiarity information: FETTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FETTER (noun)


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Meaning:

A shackle for the ankles or feet

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fetter; hobble

Hypernyms ("fetter" is a kind of...):

bond; hamper; shackle; trammel (a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner))


FETTER (verb)


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Meaning:

Restrain with fetters

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

fetter; shackle

Hypernyms (to "fetter" is one way to...):

confine; hold; restrain (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "fetter"):

cuff; handcuff; manacle (confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to fetter the prisoners


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