Flitter vs Fitter - What's the difference?

flitter | fitter |


As nouns the difference between flitter and fitter

is that flitter is a rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment while fitter is a person who fits or assembles something.

As a verb flitter

is to move about rapidly and nimbly.

As an adjective fitter is

comparative form of fit.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

flitter

English

Verb

  • to move about rapidly and nimbly
  • to move quickly from one condition or location to another
  • to flutter or quiver
  • Derived terms

    * flittermouse * flittery

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rag; a tatter; a small piece or fragment.
  • (science fiction) A small aircraft or spacecraft.
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1941 , date = July , first = Edward Elmer , last = Smith , authorlink = E. E. Smith , magazine = Comet Stories , title = The Vortex Blaster , volume = 1 , issue = 5 , page = 10 , passage = Then all three went out to the flitter . A tiny speedster, really; a torpedo bearing stubby wings and the ludicrous tail-surfaces, the multifarious driving-, braking-, side-, top-, and under-jets so characteristic of the tricky, cranky, but ultra-maneuverable breed. }}
  • * {{quote-magazine
  • , year = 1944 , date = March , first = George Oliver , last = Smith , authorlink = George O. Smith , magazine = , title = Circle of Confusion , volume = 33 , issue = 1 , page = 54 , passage = Small flitters were powered and made ready, and everything that carried manual controls was inspected and cleared for action. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1955 , first = Alice Mary , last = Norton (as Andrew North) , authorlink = Andre Norton , title = , page = 53 , passage = The small flitters carried by the Queen for exploration work held with comfort a two-man crew—with crowding, three. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1994 , first = Stephen , last = Baxter , authorlink = Stephen Baxter , title = , isbn = 9780002240260 , page = 43 , passage = The flitter tumbled from the shimmering throat of the wormhole transit route from Port Sol to Earthport. }}

    References

    * (aircraft) * (aircraft) (Webster 1913)

    fitter

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • comparative form of fit
  • An exercise bike won't make you fitter if you never find time to use it.
    My bird's loads fitter than yours.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a person who fits or assembles something
  • a fitter of clothing, or of machinery
  • (informal) an epileptic
  • (UK, dated) A coal broker who conducts the sales between the owner of a coal pit and the shipper.
  • (Simmonds)

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