fletch

verb

fletched; fletching; fletches

Examples of fletch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These fibers can be used as threads (great for fletching arrows). Tim MacWelch, Outdoor Life, 17 Dec. 2019 Phillips became a contractor and then started manufacturing Arizona EZ Fletch, a fletching tool that makes and repairs archery arrows. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 8 Dec. 2019 Most shoulder bows and arrows fletched with chicken feathers. The Economist, 7 June 2018 Standing in the clearing is a boy holding a child-size bow and arrows fletched with black feathers. National Geographic, 18 May 2016 Standing in the clearing is a boy holding a child-size bow and arrows fletched with black feathers. National Geographic, 18 May 2016

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Word History

Etymology

back-formation from fletcher

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fletch was circa 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Fletch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fletch. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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