verb (used with object)
to provide (an arrow) with a feather.
Origin of fletch
Related formsun·fletched, adjective
First recorded in 1625–35;
back formation from fletcher
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Examples from the Web for fletch
Historical Examples of fletch
Gee, Fletch, don't you wish you had a boat like that with all the gasoline to run her?
Ther tree opens a crack runnin' all ther way from ther roots up as far as Unc' Fletch kin see.
Unc' Fletch trails along, an' Ballyhoo stops at a big sycamore tree.
Ther crack is big ernuff ter put yer finger in, but Unc' Fletch doesn't do no such fool trick ez that.
Now this is some puzzlin' ter Unc' Fletch, an' he hez some more o' them funny feelin's erbout ghosts, an' them things.
British Dictionary definitions for fletch
Word Origin for fletch
C17: probably back formation from fletcher
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Word Origin and History for fletch
mid-17c., variant of fledge (v.); also see fletcher. Related: Fletched; fletching.
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