noun fet·tle \ˈfe-təl\

: a person's physical state or condition

Full Definition of FETTLE

:  state or condition of health, fitness, wholeness, spirit, or form —often used in the phrase in fine fettle

Examples of FETTLE

  1. <a visit to the relatives on the other side of the state revealed them all to be in fine fettle>

Origin of FETTLE

First Known Use: 1740

Rhymes with FETTLE


fet·tledfet·tling \ˈfet-liŋ, ˈfe-təl-iŋ\

Definition of FETTLE

transitive verb
:  to cover or line the hearth of (as a reverberatory furnace) with loose material (as sand or gravel)

Origin of FETTLE

British dialect, to set in order, get ready, from Middle English fetlen to shape, prepare; perhaps akin to Old English fetian to fetch — more at fetch
First Known Use: 1881

Rhymes with FETTLE


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