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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fet·ter /ˈfɛtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fet·ter n.  [Chiefly used in the plural, fetters.]
 1. 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.
    [They] bound him with fetters of brass.   --Judg. xvi. 21.
 2. Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
    Passion's too fierce to be in fetters bound.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fet·ter, v. t.
 1. To put fetters upon; to shackle or confine the feet of with a chain; to bind.
    My heels are fettered, but my fist is free.   --Milton.
 2. To restrain from motion; to impose restraints on; to confine; to enchain; as, fettered by obligations.
 My conscience! thou art fettered
 More than my shanks and wrists.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a shackle for the ankles or feet [syn: hobble]
      v : restrain with fetters [syn: shackle]