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fettle

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noun fet·tle \ˈfe-təl\

Definition of fettle

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

Examples of fettle in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of fettle

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fettle

verb fet·tle

Definition of fettle

fettled

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fettling

play \ˈfet-liŋ, ˈfe-təl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover or line the hearth of (something, such as a reverberatory furnace) with loose material (such as sand or gravel)

Origin and Etymology 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


FETTLE Defined for English Language Learners

fettle

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Definition of fettle for English Language Learners

  • : a person's physical state or condition


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