from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plumage.
- n. The feathers fitted to an arrow.
- n. A fringe of hair on an animal's coat, especially on the leg of a dog.
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- v. Present participle of feather.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as foliation.
- n. The act of turning the blade of the oar, as it rises from the water in rowing, from a vertical to a horizontal position. See To feather an oar, under Feather, v. t.
- n. A covering of feathers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plumage.
- n. The adjustment of feathers to an arrow, whether shaft or bolt. See arrow, vireton.
- n. In architecture, an arrangement of small arcs or foils separated by projecting points or cusps, used as ornaments in the molding of arches, etc., in pointed medieval architecture; foliation. See cusp.
- n. Same as feather, 2 .
- n. In the aquatint process, the application of strong acid to the plate, to bite in dark touches. See aquatint.
- n. In violin-playing, a very light and delicate use of the bow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
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