Translation of "feather" - English-Traditional 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

羽毛;翎毛
peacock/ostrich feathers 孔雀/鴕鳥羽毛
feather pillows (= those containing feathers) 羽絨枕頭
The bird ruffled its feathers. 這隻鳥豎起了羽毛。

More examples

  • The bird has grey feathers with a lighter collar.
  • This type of bird is very inconspicuous because of its dull feathers.
  • Caged birds sometimes pluck out their breast feathers.
  • The birds ruffled their feathers in alarm.
  • Do you prefer a feather pillow or a foam pillow?

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

(槳葉與水面平行地)劃(槳)

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