- A surname, from the profession fletcher
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- One who fletches or feathers arrows.
- Generally, a manufacturer of bows and arrows.
- 1786: In order that distant countries should be furnished with bowyers, fletchers, and arrow head makers, any of those workmen, not being freemen of London, might be sent by the appointment of the king's council, the lord chancellor, lord privy seal, or one of them, to inhabit the city, borough or town within the realm that was destitute of such artificers. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 38.
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