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fletcher

Line breaks: fletch¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈflɛtʃə
 
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Definition of fletcher in English:

noun

chiefly historical
A person who makes and sells arrows.
Example sentences
  • There are only ten traditional bowyers and twelve traditional fletchers in Korea (one of each is a friend of mine).
  • I wouldn't have bothered you, but all the blacksmiths and arrow fletchers said they were busy, I did ask them first.
  • But the archer was the product of years of training, and the bowyers and fletchers who supported him were craftsmen whose skills could not easily be duplicated.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French flechier, from fleche 'arrow'.

Words that rhyme with fletcher

etcher, fetcher, lecher, sketcher, stretcher

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