to fit a feather on (an arrow)
Origin of fletchaltered (after fletcher) ; from fledge
transitive verbfletched, fletch·ing, fletch·es
To feather (an arrow).
Origin of fletchProbably back-formation from fletcher.
- (archery) The vane toward the back of an arrow, used to stabilise the arrow during flight.
- (fisheries) A large boneless fillet of halibut, swordfish or tuna.
(third-person singular simple present fletches, present participle fletching, simple past and past participle fletched)
- To feather, as an arrow.