Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fixes or prepares. Specifically — One who cleans castings in a foundry, chipping off rough spots, fins, etc., and brushing off the sand.
- fettle + -er (Wiktionary)
“A fettler is the man who cleans the machines in the mill.”
“What's a fettler, and what is to fettle a machine?' inquired Horatia with interest.”
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