fletcher

[ flech-er ]
/ ˈflɛtʃ ər /
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noun

a person who makes arrows.

Origin of fletcher

1350–1400; Middle English fleccher < Old French flechier. See flèche, -er2

Definition for fletcher (2 of 2)

Fletcher

[ flech-er ]
/ ˈflɛtʃ ər /

noun

John,1579–1625, English dramatist: collaborated with Francis Beaumont 1606?–16; with Philip Massinger 1613–25.
John Gould,1886–1950, U.S. poet.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for fletcher (1 of 2)

fletcher

/ (ˈflɛtʃə) /

noun

a person who makes arrows

Word Origin for fletcher

C14: from Old French flechier, from fleche arrow; see flèche

British Dictionary definitions for fletcher (2 of 2)

Fletcher

/ (ˈflɛtʃə) /

noun

John . 1579–1625, English Jacobean dramatist, noted for his romantic tragicomedies written in collaboration with Francis Beaumont, esp Philaster (1610) and The Maid's Tragedy (1611)
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Word Origin and History for fletcher

fletcher


n.

"arrow-maker," early 14c. (as a surname attested from 1203), from Old French flechier, from fleche "arrow," probably from Frankish *fliugica (cf. Old Low German fliuca, Middle Dutch vliecke).

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