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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.
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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 pull
Translations of “feather”
in Arabic ريشة…
in Korean 깃털…
in Malaysian bulu…
in French plume…
in Turkish tüy, kuş tüyü…
in Italian piuma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羽毛, 翎毛…
in Russian перо…
in Polish pióro…
in Vietnamese lông vũ, lông (chim)…
in Spanish pluma…
in Portuguese pena…
in Thai ขนนก…
in German die Feder…
in Catalan ploma…
in Japanese 羽, 羽毛…
in Indonesian bulu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羽毛, 翎毛…
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