Word of the Day – Fettle

By August 27, 2016 Word of the Day

Fettle (noun)(verb)


(n) Condition. (v) Trim or clean the rough edges of (a metal casting or a piece of pottery) before firing: To repair something.

A word I’ve not heard in years but one which was regularly used by my granddad.

Example sentences

“Despite falling from her horse earlier in the day Elizabeth was in fine fettle at dinner.”

“It’s no problem, I’ll just fettle this back into place and it will be as good as new.”

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One Comment

  • E Coleman says:

    I heard the noun form regularly while growing up and continue using it myself. The verb form, however, is new to me. Plan to use it, though;I like it.

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