Tethering is the practice of attaching something to a stationary object so that it can't move. This can be useful in a number of situations, such as when you want to keep a dog or cat safe.

  • She tethered the dog to the post to keep it safe.

  • The tethering system keeps the car from moving.

Definition of tethering


To restrict something with a tether.


To connect a cellular smartphone to another personal computer in order to give it access to a hotspot.


The act or means by which something is tethered.


The connection of a personal computer to a mobile phone so as to obtain wireless Internet access from the computer.

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Example Sentences for tethering

  • 1

    Because of the tether, the motion is restricted.

  • 2

    The athlete then runs to the end of the tether and is forcefully stopped.

  • 3

    The butler has reached the end of his tether.

  • 4

    It seems like the counterweight is the easiest way to support the tether.

  • 5

    I'm pretty much at the end of the tether with the NLP article.

  • 6

    He told the jury he was at the end of his tether.

  • 7

    A line tethers the buoy to the object when the latch is released.

  • 8

    The effect on the space end of the tether will be to pull it down and backward.

  • 9

    Tethers also allowed for the stringing of telegraph wires back to the ground.

  • 10

    The entire elastic cord acts as a tether to return the ball to the user.