Meaning of “fetters” in the English Dictionary

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"fetters" in British English

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fettersnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈfet.əz/ us /ˈfet̬.ɚz/

old use a pair of chains that were tied round the legs of prisoners to prevent them from escaping

literary something that severely limits you:

the fetters of motherhood

(Definition of “fetters” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fetters" in American English

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fettersplural noun

us /ˈfet̬·ərz/

(esp. in the past) chains that were used to tie prisoners to a place by the legs

(Definition of “fetters” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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