|1.||to remove (excess moulding material and casting irregularities) from a cast component|
|2.||to line or repair (the walls of a furnace)|
|a. to prepare or arrange (a thing, oneself, etc), esp to put a finishing touch to|
|b. to repair or mend (something)|
|4.||state of health, spirits, etc (esp in the phrase in fine fettle)|
|5.||another name for fettling|
|[C14 (in the sense: to put in order): back formation from fetled girded up, from Old English fetel belt]|
fettle fet·tle (fět'l)
Proper or sound condition.
Mental or emotional state; spirits.