1. I〔罰として足にはめるもの〕fetters; leg irons
    • 足かせをはめられていた
    • He was put in fetters [irons].
    • 足かせを解かれた
    • He was freed from his fetters.
  1. II〔足手まとい〕a hindrance
    • 病弱な体が彼女の足かせとなっていた
    • She was hindered [hampered/held back] by poor health.