fletching
noun Date: circa 1930 the feathers on an arrow; also the arrangement of such feathers

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  • Fletching — is the ancient art of aerodynamically stabilizing arrows from materials such as feathers. The English language surname Fletcher derives from this term, meaning one who fletches. It is sometimes generally used for an arrow maker, not only for… …   Wikipedia

  • Fletching — Fletch Fletch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fletched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fletching}.] [F. fl[ e]che arrow.] To feather, as an arrow. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] [Congress] fletched their complaint, by adding: America loved his brother. Bancroft. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fletching — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of fletch (I) : the feathers on an arrow; also : the particular arrangement in which such feathers are placed all arrows of a set …   Useful english dictionary

  • fletching — fletch·ing (flĕchʹĭng) n. The feathers on an arrow. * * * …   Universalium

  • fletching — noun a) attaching fins, such as halved feathers to a projectile in order to stabilize its flight; b) the fins or feathers so attached …   Wiktionary

  • fletching — noun the feathers of an arrow …   English new terms dictionary

  • fletching — /ˈflɛtʃɪŋ/ (say fleching) noun 1. the act of someone who fletches. 2. the real or artificial feathers of an arrow …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fletching Cricket Club — is a cricket club situated in the pretty village of Fletching, East Sussex right in the heart of Mid Sussex between Haywards Heath and Uckfield.Formed in 1890 Fletching Cricket Club is one of the premier clubs in the East Sussex League. Boasting… …   Wikipedia

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