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fet·tle

 (fĕt′l)
n.
1.
a. Proper or sound condition.
b. Mental or emotional state; spirits: was in fine fettle.
2. Metallurgy Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
tr.v. fet·tled, fet·tling, fet·tles Metallurgy
To line the hearth of (a reverberatory furnace) with loose sand or ore in preparation for pouring molten metal.

[From Middle English fetlen, to make ready, possibly from Old English fetel, girdle.]

fettle

(ˈfɛtəl)
vb (tr)
1. (Mechanical Engineering) to remove (excess moulding material and casting irregularities) from a cast component
2. (Metallurgy) to line or repair (the walls of a furnace)
3. dialect
a. to prepare or arrange (a thing, oneself, etc), esp to put a finishing touch to
b. to repair or mend (something)
n
4. state of health, spirits, etc (esp in the phrase in fine fettle)
5. (Metallurgy) another name for fettling
[C14 (in the sense: to put in order): back formation from fetled girded up, from Old English fetel belt]

fet•tle

(ˈfɛt l)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. state; condition: in fine fettle.
v.t.
2.
a. to remove mold marks or sand from (a casting).
b. to repair the hearth of (an open-hearth furnace).
[1300–50; Middle English fetlen to shape, prepare, back formation from fetled, Old English *fetelede girded up]

fettle


Past participle: fettled
Gerund: fettling

Imperative
fettle
fettle
Present
I fettle
you fettle
he/she/it fettles
we fettle
you fettle
they fettle
Preterite
I fettled
you fettled
he/she/it fettled
we fettled
you fettled
they fettled
Present Continuous
I am fettling
you are fettling
he/she/it is fettling
we are fettling
you are fettling
they are fettling
Present Perfect
I have fettled
you have fettled
he/she/it has fettled
we have fettled
you have fettled
they have fettled
Past Continuous
I was fettling
you were fettling
he/she/it was fettling
we were fettling
you were fettling
they were fettling
Past Perfect
I had fettled
you had fettled
he/she/it had fettled
we had fettled
you had fettled
they had fettled
Future
I will fettle
you will fettle
he/she/it will fettle
we will fettle
you will fettle
they will fettle
Future Perfect
I will have fettled
you will have fettled
he/she/it will have fettled
we will have fettled
you will have fettled
they will have fettled
Future Continuous
I will be fettling
you will be fettling
he/she/it will be fettling
we will be fettling
you will be fettling
they will be fettling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fettling
you have been fettling
he/she/it has been fettling
we have been fettling
you have been fettling
they have been fettling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fettling
you will have been fettling
he/she/it will have been fettling
we will have been fettling
you will have been fettling
they will have been fettling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fettling
you had been fettling
he/she/it had been fettling
we had been fettling
you had been fettling
they had been fettling
Conditional
I would fettle
you would fettle
he/she/it would fettle
we would fettle
you would fettle
they would fettle
Past Conditional
I would have fettled
you would have fettled
he/she/it would have fettled
we would have fettled
you would have fettled
they would have fettled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fettle - a state of fitness and good health; "in fine fettle"
physical fitness, fitness - good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
Verb1.fettle - remove mold marks or sand from (a casting)
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

fettle

noun health, form, condition, shape, state You seem in fine fettle.

fettle

noun
A state of sound readiness:
Translations

fettle

[ˈfetl] N in fine fettle (= condition) → en buenas condiciones; (= mood) → de muy buen humor

fettle

[ˈfɛtəl] n (British) in fine fettle → en pleine forme

fettle

n to be in fine or good fettlein bester Form sein; (as regards health also) → in bester Verfassung or topfit (inf)sein

fettle

[ˈfɛtl] n (Brit) in fine fettlein gran forma
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