- a mattress or a bed cover, as a quilt, stuffed with soft feathers.
Origin of feather bed
before 1000; Middle English, Old English
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- a mattress filled with feathers or down
- (tr) to pamper; spoil
- (intr) US to be subject to or engage in featherbedding
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