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fletching

[flech-ing] /ˈflɛtʃ ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the feathers on an arrow, which stabilize it during flight.

fletch

[flech] /flɛtʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide (an arrow) with a feather.
Origin of fletch
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35; back formation from fletcher
Related forms
unfletched, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fletching
Historical Examples
  • It was the dead of night, and a horseman rode towards the village of fletching.

    The House of Walderne A. D. Crake
  • Fate had brought me to fletching, and Fate appeared determined I should see the church.

    A Leisurely Tour in England

    James John Hissey
  • fletching church was one of the happy discoveries of the journey; though much restored it is of more than ordinary interest.

    A Leisurely Tour in England

    James John Hissey
  • Mr Jones, of fletching, Sussex, wrote that scores of cases (probably at least 50 or 60) have had more or less eruption.

  • fletching is a very old art and, necessarily, must have many empirical methods and principles involved.

  • In a manner not dissimilar to my beginning of the fletching art, I took up bow making.

  • Noon found them at Leicester, and three days later, they rode into the baronial camp at fletching.

    The Outlaw of Torn Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for fletching

fletch

/flɛtʃ/
verb
1.
another word for fledge (sense 2)
Word Origin
C17: probably back formation from fletcher
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Word Origin and History for fletching

fletch

v.

mid-17c., variant of fledge (v.); also see fletcher. Related: Fletched; fletching.

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