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"feather" in British English

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feathernoun [C]

uk   /ˈfeð.ər/  us   //
B2 one of the many ​soft, ​light things that ​cover a bird's ​body, consisting of a ​long, ​thin, ​centralpart with ​material like ​hairs along each ​side: peacock/​ostrich feathers feather pillows (= those ​containing feathers) The ​bird ruffledits feathers.

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featherverb [T]

uk   /ˈfeð.ər/  us   // specialized
to ​turn oars (= ​poles with ​flatends used to ​move a ​boat) so that the ​flatparts are ​horizontal above the ​water while you ​prepare for the next ​pull
(Definition of feather from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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feathernoun [C]

 us   /ˈfeð·ər/
one of the ​long, ​lightobjects that ​cover a bird’s ​body, having ​softfibers along each ​side of a ​thin, ​stiff, ​centralstem
(Definition of feather from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “feather”
in Korean 깃털…
in Arabic ريشة…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French plume…
in Russian перо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛, 翎毛…
in Italian piuma…
in Turkish tüy, kuş tüyü…
in Polish pióro…
in Spanish pluma…
in Vietnamese lông vũ, lông (chim)…
in Portuguese pena…
in Thai ขนนก…
in German die Feder…
in Catalan ploma…
in Japanese 羽, 羽毛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛, 翎毛…
in Indonesian bulu…
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