Translation of "feather" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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feathernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfeð.ər/ us /ˈfeð.ɚ/

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 孔雀/鸵鸟羽毛
feather pillows (= those containing feathers) 羽绒枕头
The bird ruffled its feathers. 这只鸟竖起了羽毛。

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featherverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfeð.ər/ us /ˈfeð.ɚ/ 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 pull


(Translation of “feather” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)