Definition of “feather” - English Dictionary

“feather” in British English

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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:

peacock/ostrich feathers
feather pillows (= those containing feathers)
The bird ruffled its feathers.

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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

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

“feather” in American English

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feathernoun [ C ]

us /ˈfeð·ər/

one of the long, light objects that cover a bird’s body, having soft fibers along each side of a thin, stiff, central stem

(Definition of “feather” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)