Fettle



[fet-l] /ˈfɛt l/

noun
1.
state; condition:
in fine fettle.
verb (used with object), fettled, fettling.
2.
Ceramics. to remove mold marks from (a cast piece).
3.
Metallurgy.

/ˈfɛtəl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to remove (excess moulding material and casting irregularities) from a cast component
2.
to line or repair (the walls of a furnace)
3.
(Brit, dialect)

noun
4.
state of health, spirits, etc (esp in the phrase in fine fettle)
5.
another name for fettling
n.

“condition, state, trim,” c.1750, Lancashire dialect, from fettle (v.) “to make ready, arrange” (14c.), perhaps from Old English fetel “a girdle, belt,” from Proto-Germanic *fatiloz (cf. German fessel “fetter, chain,” Old Norse fetill “strap, brace”), from *fat- “to hold.”

fettle fet·tle (fět’l)
n.

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