fletching

[ flech-ing ]
/ ˈflɛtʃ ɪŋ /

noun

the feathers on an arrow, which stabilize it during flight.

Definition for fletching (2 of 2)

fletch

[ flech ]
/ flɛtʃ /

verb (used with object)

to provide (an arrow) with a feather.

Origin of fletch

First recorded in 1625–35; back formation from fletcher

Related forms

un·fletched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fletching

fletch

/ (flɛtʃ) /

verb

another word for fledge (def. 2)

Word Origin for fletch

C17: probably back formation from fletcher
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