from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quill or flight feather of a bird's wing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a quill
- n. the flight feather of a bird
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, one of the flight-feathers; one of the large stiff quill-feathers of a bird's wing which form most of its spread and correspond to the rectrices or rudder-feathers of the tail.
Latin rēmex, rēmig-, rower : rēmus, oar; + agere, to drive; see act.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin rower (Wiktionary)