Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.
Related to fettle: busyness, inexplicably, Inbetween


1. Proper or sound condition.
2. Mental or emotional state; spirits.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fettle Animation was one of eight winners at the ceremony, which also included the BBC and RTE.
A strong traveller, he acts well on a sound surface, has won over course and distance and, with the stable in fine fettle, looks a great each-way bet.
Despite missing out on the prize, C&H were in fine fettle as they played their album - Diamond Mine - in its entirety.
It's been a wet July and August but the track is in good fettle.
He's had absolutely no setback and the horse is in absolutely terrific fettle but he won't be running this year," said Morris.
The five-year-old (pictured above), winner of seven Group One contests, was reported to be in fine fettle and on schedule for her career finale in the Hong Kong Vase ( a race she won 12 months ago ( in Sha Tin on December 10.
LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO and Will Greenwood were in fine fettle as the former argued in favour of the School of Hard Knocks and the latter for a university education at Jason Leonard's testimonial dinner on Wednesday.
The More Than Ready filly - ridden by Frankie Dettori - looked in fine fettle as she bowled past her companion inside the closing stages of their spin.
SHOOTING: Women's trap gold medal hopeful Sarah Wixey is in fine fettle ahead of her singles event on Tuesday.
With veteran singer Ali Campbell and friends in fine fettle, the band played a top class set that consolidated their position as the UK's leading pop/reggae artists.
He appeared in fine fettle before the 81st game of this endless winter, playfully wrestling with teammate Tyrone Nesby and smiling as though it was a game he was preparing for and not some awful grind.