fetters Meaning in the Cambridge 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 ​severelylimits you: the fetters ofmotherhood
(Definition of fetters from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fettersplural noun

 us   /ˈfet̬·ərz/
(esp. in the past) ​chains that were used to ​tieprisoners to a ​place by the ​legs
(Definition of fetters from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fetters”
in Chinese (Simplified) 脚镣, 桎梏, 束缚…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腳鐐, 桎梏, 束縛…
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