Definition of fletcher in English:



mainly historical
  • A person who makes and sells arrows.

    ‘There are only ten traditional bowyers and twelve traditional fletchers in Korea (one of each is a friend of mine).’
    • ‘I wouldn't have bothered you, but all the blacksmiths and arrow fletchers said they were busy, I did ask them first.’
    • ‘But the archer was the product of years of training, and the bowyers and fletchers who supported him were craftsmen whose skills could not easily be duplicated.’
    • ‘Some books and fletchers recommend just splitting them, I found sawing to be easier and more accurate although probably slower.’
    • ‘I last saw it when I visited a professional fletcher.’
    • ‘The meditator, for example, is likened to a goldsmith, or to a fletcher straightening the mind like an arrow.’
    • ‘I have heard of Griffins who traveled with fletchers and smiths.’
    • ‘I was 20, unconfident that I could do well as a fletcher, smith and turner.’
    • ‘The herbs seller, the fletcher, the smith, and the tanner were not too far away.’
    • ‘Arrowheads were given over to the fletchers who would make the completed arrows.’
    • ‘As for the arrows you'll have to go to the fletcher.’
    • ‘And there was old Burli, the carpenter cum fletcher and blacksmith cum armourer.’
    • ‘Julian was appalled, ‘Are you telling me that the town fletcher goes by the name of John Fletcher?’’
    • ‘The fletcher's business is profitable, and it even does well during war.’
    • ‘She didn't hate Mark, the fletcher's son, and nor did she particularly like him.’
    • ‘The fletcher had messy ash blond hair that reached to her mid-back, and gold eyes.’
    • ‘Nicola put on the new tunic and boots Katie had gotten her and walked outside with the fletcher.’
    • ‘It turned out, Nicola almost regretted her choice to stay in the fletcher stall.’



/ˈfleCHər/ /ˈflɛtʃər/


Middle English from Old French flechier, from fleche ‘arrow’.