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 Add in fletching and nocks, and the whole setup weighs 475 grains, which is about the sweet spot for me at 28 inches and 60 pounds. Field & Stream, 23 Nov. 2020 Just stack it up and wrap it on top of itself, making sure the front of the fletching is covered with enough string and glue so that the sharp ends of the feather quills aren’t poking out. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 12 Oct. 2020 Use clear fletching cement or instant glue to attach a nock to the tapered end of the shaft. Andrew Del-colle, Popular Mechanics, 16 Aug. 2020 Soon enough someone familiar with curved arrow fletching added a turn to the rifling grooves and voila! Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 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, 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, 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, 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fletching

circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Fletching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fletching. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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