fettle(redirected from fettles)
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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.]
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)
a. to prepare or arrange (a thing, oneself, etc), esp to put a finishing touch to
b. to repair or mend (something)
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]
n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. state; condition: in fine fettle.v.t.
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]
Past participle: fettled
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|Noun||1.||fettle - a state of fitness and good health; "in fine fettle"|
|Verb||1.||fettle - remove mold marks or sand from (a casting)|