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Provide (an arrow) with feathers for flight:‘most arrows are fletched with 3- to 5-inch feathers’
- ‘I've seen arrows fletched with three and four vanes, but never two.’
- ‘The arrows were a strong golden wood he didn't recognize, fletched with stunning red feathers.’
- ‘David was sitting on the edge of the stone steps - and fletching arrows, of all things.’
- ‘Long a leader in components for the archer who builds his own arrows, Bohning has a kit that lets both traditional and compound bowhunters create custom cresting patterns on shafts before they're fletched.’
- ‘I am currently using turkey feathers to fletch with, after spending half a day on a commercial turkey farm plucking wing feathers as the birds went into the slaughter house.’
- ‘Abasi lay dead on the snow, a black fletched arrow in his heart.’
- ‘I said nothing as Ella aimed carefully and delivered six feather fletched arrows to the center circle on te target.’
- ‘I would recommend that all archers, of whatever discipline, should learn to make and serve bowstrings, and set up and fletch arrows.’
- ‘For the rest of the week I would meet Kristram in the small courtyard and he taught me how to fletch arrows.’
- ‘Before she could reply, Alvar cut her off from where he was supposedly observing their match from atop one of the boulders, sitting cross-legged, absently fletching several new arrows for the upcoming final trial.’
- ‘Vincent had laughed at me afterwards, saying that as long as I only had to fletch arrows I'd be set for the day.’
- ‘Her people moved everywhere, tending their horses and the small goats that gave them clothes and food, or nursing children, or sharpening weapons, or fletching arrows.’
- ‘Argaen's youngest cousin, Lyam, was fletching arrows, while discussing with Gareth the best method of curing the feathers for the ends.’
- ‘She would fletch arrows, and sharpen her skinning knife, and bring in meat for that night's meal in whatever way she chose.’
- ‘Spend most of today fletching arrows (putting feathers on them), repairing chain mail and cleaning helmets.’
- ‘When we reached the target area there were three men practicing, each with a pile of brightly fletched arrows at their feet and a full quiver on their backs.’
- ‘This doesn't mean that you must get into building and fletching arrows.’
- ‘A fine bow was left in the corner along with several well fletched arrows placed in a decent quiver.’
- ‘A yew longbow rested on his shoulder; the hawk feather fletched arrows were in the quiver on the other.’
- ‘She now had her own elven bow that Tré had carved for her, and the silvery green, wooden arrows were fletched with owl feathers, and flew true.’
Each of the feathered vanes of an arrow:[in combination] ‘a four-fletch arrow’
- ‘The archers name or initials must be marked on the arrow shaft near the fletches or in the area provided by the manufacturer.’
- ‘The faster the arrow the smaller the fletch can be (usually).’
- ‘Usually three fletches are glued to the arrow shaft near the rear of the arrow.’
- ‘The fletch is off set slightly to rotate the arrow in flight.’
Mid 17th century: alteration of fledge, probably influenced by fletcher.
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