fletch·​er ˈfle-chər How to pronounce fletcher (audio)
: a maker of arrows

Examples of fletcher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Equally interesting: blacksmiths, Native American potters and adobe-house builders, fletchers and coopers (that's arrow- and barrel-makers), glaziers making glass from sand, cooks trying a mac and cheese recipe written in 1784. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, 25 June 2019

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Word History


Middle English fleccher, from Anglo-French flecher, from fleche arrow — more at flèche

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fletcher was in the 14th century


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“Fletcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fletcher. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Fletch·​er ˈfle-chər How to pronounce Fletcher (audio)
John 1579–1625 English dramatist
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