fletcher

[flech-er]
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noun

a person who makes arrows.

Nearby words

  1. fleshpot,
  2. fleshpots,
  3. fleshy,
  4. fletc,
  5. fletch,
  6. fletcher, john,
  7. fletcher, john gould,
  8. fletcherism,
  9. fletcherize,
  10. fletching

Origin of fletcher

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

Fletcher

[flech-er]

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

fletcher

noun

a person who makes arrows

Word Origin for fletcher

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

Fletcher

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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