fletching

noun
fletch·​ing | \ ˈfle-chiŋ How to pronounce fletching (audio) \

Definition of fletching

: the feathers on an arrow also : the arrangement of such feathers

Examples of fletching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use clear fletching cement or instant glue to attach a nock to the tapered end of the shaft. Andrew Del-colle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Your Own Bow and Arrow By Hand," 16 Aug. 2020 Soon enough someone familiar with curved arrow fletching added a turn to the rifling grooves and voila! Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, ".260 Remington vs. 6.5 Creedmoor: It’s All About Understanding Rifle Twist Rates," 24 June 2020 Then use a fletching jig (Google it) to attach three or four precut feathers, and let dry. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 Step 6: Use clear fletching cement or instant glue to attach a nock to the tapered end of the shaft. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 Also, no broadheads are allowed and all arrows must have flu-flu fletching to limit flight. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Traditional archers enjoy challenge of pheasant hunting in annual shoot," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fletching

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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25 Aug 2020

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“Fletching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fletching. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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