AskDefine | Define fettle

Dictionary Definition

fettle n : a state of fitness and good health; "in fine fettle"

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English

Etymology

fetel.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A state of proper physical condition; kilter or trim.
  2. One's mental state; spirits.
  3. Sand used to line a furnace.
  4. In the context of "Geordie|Cumbrian": A person's mood or state, often assuming the worst.
    Whats yer fettle marra?
  5. a seam line left by the meeting of mold pieces.

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Verb

  1. In the context of "Northern England|and|Yorkshire": To sort out, to fix.
  2. To line the hearth of a furnace with sand prior to pouring molten metal.
  3. In the context of "transitive|Geordie": To be upset or in bad mood.
    Divint fettle yersel ower that!
  4. In ceramics, to remove (as by sanding) the seam lines left by the meeting of two molds.
  5. In the context of "UK|cycling|slang": To repair or tune a bicycle.

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