- tedder (dialectal)
From Middle English tether, teder, from Old English *tēoder and/or Old Norse tjóðr ( > Danish tøjr); both from Proto-Germanic *teudrą (“rope; cord; shaft”), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *dewtro-, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (“to tie”), or from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull”). Cognate with North German Tüder (“tether for binding the cattle”).
tether (plural tethers)
- a rope, cable etc. that holds something in place whilst allowing some movement
- (nautical, sailing) a strong rope or line that connects a sailor's safety harness to the boat's jackstay
- (by extension) the limit of one's abilities, resources etc.
- (dialectal) The cardinal number three in an old counting system used in Teesdale and Swaledale. (Variant of tethera)
- hobble (strap)
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- to restrict something with a tether.
- (Internet) to connect a cellular smartphone to another personal computer in order to give it access to a hotspot.
- to connect something to something else. (clarification of this definition is needed)