verb (used with object), fet·tled, fet·tling.
- to remove sand from (a casting).
- to repair the hearth of (an open-hearth furnace).
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Example sentences from the Web for fettle
Dolly had seen the gap opening out of the far side of the field on to another road and she led the way to it in high fettle.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
And old Matthew, a mill-hand, said the other day he didn't feel in a grand fettle.Sarah's School Friend|May Baldwin
There is a cupful of porridge also with the coffee, paid for by deduction from our pay, so that one starts in good fettle.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
Simon Fettle was a plain kindly creature without a thought of malice, who kept his master's accounts.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
He seemed in rare fettle, and the trainer said no horse could possibly have done better.The Sweep Winner|Nat Gould
British Dictionary definitions for fettle
- to prepare or arrange (a thing, oneself, etc), esp to put a finishing touch to
- to repair or mend (something)