- to provide (an arrow) with a feather.
Origin of fletch
First recorded in 1625–35; back formation from fletcher
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Examples from the Web for fletch
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.
Ther tree opens a crack runnin' all ther way from ther roots up as far as Unc' Fletch kin see.
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.
- another word for fledge (def. 2)
C17: probably back formation from fletcher
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Word Origin and History for fletch
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