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Definition 1: a shackle for the ankles or feet - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fetter in the sense of this definition

(fetter is a kind of ...) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

Definition 2: restrain with fetters - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for fetter in the sense of this definition

(fetter is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(... is a kind of fetter ) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs

"The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"

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