Meaning of “tether” in the English Dictionary

"tether" in British English

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tethernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈteð.ər/ us /ˈteð.ɚ/

a rope or chain used to tie, especially an animal, to a post or other fixed place, usually so that it can move freely within a small area

verb [ T ] uk us
adjective uk /ˈteð.əd/ us /ˈteð.ɚd/

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

"tether" in American English

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tethernoun [ C ]

us /ˈteð·ər/

a rope, chain, or other device used to attach a person or animal to a fixed object

verb [ T ] us /ˈteð·ər/

Asthma kept him tethered to an oxygen tank.

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