fettle definition by Webster's New World
- Dialectal to put in order or readiness; arrange
- to line or cover (the hearth of a puddling furnace) with fettling
Origin: Middle English fetlen, to make ready, probably ; from Old English fetel, belt (akin to feter, fetter), confused with fætel, container ; from fæt, vat
- condition of body and mind: in fine fettle
fettle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Proper or sound condition.b. Mental or emotional state; spirits: was in fine fettle.
- Metallurgy Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
Origin: From Middle English fetlen, to make ready, possibly from Old English fetel, girdle.
fettle - Medical Definition
- Proper or sound condition.
- Mental or emotional state; spirits.