Definition of fettler
: one that fettles: such as a chiefly British : a repairman or maintenance man (as on a railway) b : a pottery worker who smooths greenware with a knife, felt, emery, and a wet sponge c : a worker who sands or cuts excess glaze from tile
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of fettler
2fettle + -er
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up fettler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).