Pronunciation: (fet'l), [key]
—n., v., -tled, -tling.
state; condition: in fine fettle.
1. Ceram.to remove mold marks from (a cast piece).
a. to remove sand from (a casting).
b. to repair the hearth of (an open-hearth furnace).
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