Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fetlock, 3.
  • n. In heraldry, a shackle or lock.

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Examples

  • But I shall doubtless find some English person of whom to make inquiries, since the confounded fetterlock clapped on my movements by old

    Redgauntlet

  • An important thread of my first novel and my current work is also this fetterlock.

    Even in a little thing

  • “A fetterlock and shacklebolt azure,” said Ivanhoe;

    Ivanhoe

  • He locked himself into iron chains, and threw their key into the river Dee, in order that he might be unable to open the fetterlock before he had made a pilgrimage to the tombs of St Peter and

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • The decoration of the eastern arch capitals consists of the badges of the Percy family -- the crescent and fetterlock.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See

  • The confounded fetterlock clapped on my movements by old Griffiths prevents me repairing to England in person.

    The Gerund.

  • ` ` A fetterlock and shacklebolt azure, '' said Ivanhoe;

    Ivanhoe

  • On the left, looking northwards, rose the great old collegiate church, with its graceful lantern tower, above the low thatched stone houses of the village; on the right, adjoining the village beyond the big inn, rose the huge keep of the castle and its walls, within its double moats, ranged in form of a fetterlock of which the river itself was its straight side.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • A low wall on his right protected the road from the huge outer moat that ran, in the shape of a fetterlock, completely round all the buildings; and beyond it, springing immediately from the edge of the water, rose the massive outer wall, pierced here and there with windows.

    Come Rack! Come Rope!

  • The uniting of so many suites of the mighty nobles of the fifteenth century formed quite a little army, amounting to some two or three hundred horsemen, mostly armed, and well appointed, with their masters 'badges on their sleeves, -- falcon and fetterlock, dun cow, bear and ragged staff and the cross of Durham, while all likewise wore in their caps the white rose.

    Two Penniless Princesses

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