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feather

noun [C] uk   /ˈfeð.ər/ us    //
B2 one of the many soft, light things that cover a bird's body, consisting of a long, thin, central part with material like hairs along each side: peacock/ostrich feathers feather pillows (= those containing feathers) The bird ruffled its feathers.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals

feather

verb [T] uk   /ˈfeð.ər/ us    // specialized
to turn oars (= poles with flat ends used to move a boat) so that the flat parts are horizontal above the water while you prepare for the next pullRowing
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