[ UK /tˈɛðɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɛðɝ/ ]
  1. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  1. tie with a tether
    tether horses
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How To Use tether In A Sentence

  • the astronauts walked in outer space without a tether
  • Fireworks and the nightglow created by tethered balloons happen after sunset. Times, Sunday Times
  • Masses are deposited in tidal channels or shallow pools that retain water at low tide, and are secured in place by a long sand-mucus tether buried firmly in the substrate.
  • It's how they deal with the mind-numbing tedium of riding long distances, the games the mind starts to play as your reach the end of your physical and mental tether.
  • At that point, the probe drops down on a tether that is as skinny as a shoelace, to keep it a safe distance away when the lander's retrorockets fire.
  • Thus Rukhi – and she turned to abuse her clumsy little handmaiden for overboiling the rice and overbaking the coarse rye bread, for not tethering the donkey, and for breaking a new pot of spring water. Love and Life Behind the Purdah
  • Ben left his horse tethered to the low-hanging branches of a slender pine and walked the short distance to the solitary grave.
  • Those troops act as a big security blanket for Seoul and Tokyo, and the last thing China wants is for either of those countries to be untethered from the U.S. security embrace.
  • Producers have used two types of tethers (neck and girth); both of which restrict sow movement.
  • Imagine how such capabilities could untether you from an office, enabling you to handle your work responsibilities and still get to your child's ball game.
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