fletch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French flèche (an arrow)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /flɛtʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛtʃ

Noun[edit]

fletch (plural fletches)

  1. (archery) The vane toward the back of an arrow, used to stabilise the arrow during flight.
  2. (fisheries) A large boneless fillet of halibut, swordfish or tuna.

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Verb[edit]

fletch (third-person singular simple present fletches, present participle fletching, simple past and past participle fletched)

  1. (transitive) To feather, as an arrow.

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