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fletch

[flech]
verb (used with object)
  1. to provide (an arrow) with a feather.
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Origin of fletch

First recorded in 1625–35; back formation from fletcher
Related formsun·fletched, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fletch

Historical Examples

  • Gee, Fletch, don't you wish you had a boat like that with all the gasoline to run her?

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • Unc' Fletch trails along, an' Ballyhoo stops at a big sycamore tree.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor

  • Ther tree opens a crack runnin' all ther way from ther roots up as far as Unc' Fletch kin see.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor

  • Ther crack is big ernuff ter put yer finger in, but Unc' Fletch doesn't do no such fool trick ez that.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor

  • Now this is some puzzlin' ter Unc' Fletch, an' he hez some more o' them funny feelin's erbout ghosts, an' them things.

    Ted Strong in Montana

    Edward C. Taylor


British Dictionary definitions for fletch

fletch

verb
  1. another word for fledge (def. 2)
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Word Origin

C17: probably back formation from fletcher
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Word Origin and History for fletch

v.

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

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