fewter

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Etymology[edit]

Old French feutre, from mediæval Latin filtrum, of Germanic origin. More at filter.

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Noun[edit]

fewter (plural fewters)

  1. A support or holder for a spear, attached to a saddle or breastplate.
    • 1994, Jeanette Winterson, Art & Lies:
      From heaven the spear-light vertical in its fewter.

Verb[edit]

fewter (third-person singular simple present fewters, present participle fewtering, simple past and past participle fewtered)

  1. (transitive) To rest (a spear) in its fewter.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.4:
      His speare he feutred, and at him it bore, / But with no better fortune than the rest afore.