Meaning of “feather boa” in the English Dictionary


"feather boa" in English

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feather boanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfeð.ə ˈbəʊ.ə/ us /ˌfeð.ɚ ˈboʊ.ə/

Examples from literature

  • And then they—what? breathed Carter, playing with the loose ribbons of her feather boa. 
  • And these defects she emphasized by means of a wide hat and a long feather boa. 
  • Gilt earrings glistened in the ears, a dark curly fringe covered forehead and eyebrows, and the chin was embedded in a tawdry feather boa of a muddy hue. 
  • Glancing up sideways, he saw that close to him was a very beautiful young girl, who wore a traveling cloak of pearl gray, and a long feather boa, which the draft had blown across his sleeve. 
  • He took the hat from her and her feather boa. 

(Definition of “feather boa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)