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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
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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, ​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   /ˈfeð.ɚ/ 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
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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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