Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To feather (an arrow).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cut, as fish, in strips, clear of bone, in order to prepare it for drying and smoking: chiefly in the past participle: as, fletched halibut.
  • To feather, as an arrow.
  • To give way; yield; flinch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To feather, as an arrow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archery The vane toward the back of an arrow, used to stabilise the arrow during flight.
  • noun A large boneless fillet of halibut, swordfish or tuna.
  • verb To feather, as an arrow.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably back-formation from fletcher.]

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