fetters

(redirected from Leg irons)

fet·ter

 (fĕt′ər)
n.
1. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
2. often fetters Something that serves to restrict; a restraint: the fetters of tyranny.
tr.v. fet·tered, fet·ter·ing, fet·ters
1. To put fetters on; shackle.
2. To restrict or restrain: thinking that is fettered by prejudice. See Synonyms at hobble.

[Middle English feter, from Old English; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations

fetters

[ˈfetəz] NPLgrilletes mpl (fig) → trabas fpl

fetters

[ˈfɛtərz] npl (= constraints) → entraves fpl

fetters

[ˈfɛtəz] nplcatene fpl (fig) → restrizioni fpl
References in classic literature ?
Once they started and put their ears forward when they heard the chinking of a leg iron in the forest, but it was Pudmini, Petersen Sahib's pet elephant, her chain snapped short off, grunting, snuffling up the hillside.
He appeared at a magistrates court over the weekend in leg irons.
She wasn't kept in leg irons, but she might as well have been.
Now Miami-Dade Public Defender, Martinez issued a 10-year status report on stopping the practice of indiscriminately shacking detained children with handcuffs and leg irons in Miami-Dade Juvenile Court.
Mum Lynne said visiting her son in jail and seeing him in leg irons from behind a thick mesh screen was "an emotional rollercoaster".
Federal Magistrate Judge George Foley declined to release Sandford, who appeared before him in leg irons, over concerns that he was a potential danger to the community and a flight risk.
She flew up and down the long line of refuges with her treasured leg irons, passing over Bear River Refuge, Ogden Bay, Harold Crane, Howard Slough and Farmington Bay, not to mention all the prestigious clubs that line this area, before finally coming into our setup," he said.
The earliest police officers also used leg irons and sticks while meting out justice, although sticks were eventually banned and officers were ordered "to control their tempers".
The earliest police of- ficers also used leg irons and sticks while meting out justice, although sticks were eventually banned and officers were ordered "to control their tempers".
Despite wearing leg irons due to rickets as a child, and placed in a workhouse after her father abandoned her family, Ellen become a top footballer who caught the eye of the famous Dick Kerr's Ladies team.
The pitiful animal made world headlines in July when he wept as he was being freed after 50 years in leg irons.
Povez, placed him in handcuffs and leg irons and returned him to the courthouse lockup.