Definitions for "Fettle"
To cover or line with a mixture of ore, cinders, etc., as the hearth of a puddling furnace.
To finish the surface of leather-hard or dry clay by removing unwanted marks especially seams made by casting molds.
The cleaning process while a piece is still soft enough to reform any blemishes or errors. There is a FETTLING knife; with a thin, flat metal, dull blade, that tappers to a blunt point.
To repair; to prepare; to put in order.
To make preparations; to put things in order; to do trifling business.
Keywords:  fine, fitness, health, good
a state of fitness and good health; "in fine fettle"
Keywords:  act
The act of fettling.