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Word of the Day 05/30/15 Fettle

Fettle (noun, verb)
fettle [fet-l]


noun
1. state; condition: in fine fettle.

verb (used with object), fettled, fettling.
2. Ceramics. to remove mold marks from (a cast piece).
3. Metallurgy.
a. to remove sand from (a casting).
b. to repair the hearth of (an open-hearth furnace).

Origin: 1300-50; Middle English fetle to shape, prepare, back formation from fetled, Old English *fetelede girded up, equivalent to fetel belt + -ede -ed

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