1. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal;
[syn: leash, tether, lead]
1. tie with a tether;
- Example: "tether horses"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tether \Teth"er\ (t[ect][th]"[~e]r), n. [Formerly tedder, OE. tedir; akin to LG. tider, tier, Icel. tj[=o][eth]r, Sw. tj[=u]der, Dan. t["o]ir. [root]64.] A long rope or chain by which an animal is fastened, as to a stake, so that it can range or feed only within certain limits. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tether \Teth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tethered; p. pr. & vb. n. Tethering.] To confine, as an animal, with a long rope or chain, as for feeding within certain limits. [1913 Webster] And by a slender cord was tethered to a stone. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "tether": Oregon boat, anchor, batten, batten down, belay, bilbo, bind, bond, bonds, bridle, camisole, chain, chains, collar, cord, cuffs, enchain, entrammel, fasten, fasten down, fetter, gag, gyve, gyves, halter, hamper, handcuff, handcuffs, harness, hitch up, hobble, hobbles, hog-tie, hook up, hopple, hopples, irons, lash, lead, leading strings, leash, make fast, make secure, make sure, manacle, moor, muzzle, peg down, picket, pillory, pin down, pinion, put in irons, reins, restrain, restraint, restraints, rope, saddle, secure, shackle, stake, stocks, straightjacket, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, stranglehold, strap, tie, tie down, tie up, trammel, trammels, yoke