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[flech] /flɛtʃ/
verb (used with object)
to provide (an arrow) with a feather.
Origin of fletch
1625-35; back formation from fletcher
Related forms
unfletched, adjective Unabridged
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  • Unc' fletch trails along, an' Ballyhoo stops at a big sycamore tree.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • Gee, fletch, don't you wish you had a boat like that with all the gasoline to run her?

    A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
  • Ther tree opens a crack runnin' all ther way from ther roots up as far as Unc' fletch kin see.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • Ther crack is big ernuff ter put yer finger in, but Unc' fletch doesn't do no such fool trick ez that.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • Now this is some puzzlin' ter Unc' fletch, an' he hez some more o' them funny feelin's erbout ghosts, an' them things.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • Unc' fletch didn't dare leave ther tree alone, so he tied a note ter Ballyhoo an' sent him back ter ther village fer a carpenter.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for fletch


another word for fledge (sense 2)
Word Origin
C17: probably back formation from fletcher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fletch

mid-17c., variant of fledge (v.); also see fletcher. Related: Fletched; fletching.

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