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Fletcher

[flech-er]
noun
1.
John, 1579–1625, English dramatist: collaborated with Francis Beaumont 1606?–16; with Philip Massinger 1613–25.
2.
John Gould, 1886–1950, U.S. poet.
3.
a male given name.
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fletcher (ˈflɛtʃə)
 
n
a person who makes arrows
 
[C14: from Old French flechier, from fleche arrow; see flèche]

Fletcher (ˈflɛtʃə)
 
n
John. 1579--1625, English Jacobean dramatist, noted for his romantic tragicomedies written in collaboration with Francis Beaumont, esp Philaster (1610) and The Maid's Tragedy (1611)

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fletcher
"arrow-maker," early 14c. (as a surname attested from 1203), from O.Fr. flechier, from fleche "arrow," probably from Frankish *fliugica (cf. O.Low Ger. fliuca, M.Du. vliecke).
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