cock feather

noun

archery the odd-coloured feather set on the shaft of an arrow at right angles to the nockCompare shaft feather

Nearby words

  1. cochran,
  2. cocinero,
  3. cock,
  4. cock a snook,
  5. cock and bull story,
  6. cock of the walk,
  7. cock of the woods,
  8. cock rock,
  9. cock's-foot,
  10. cock-a-doodle-doo

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Examples from the Web for cock feather

  • Turn the arrow till the cock-feather comes uppermost; then pass it down the bow, and fix it on the nocking point of the string.

    How to Fence|Aaron A. Warford
  • This is an arrow of the same kind; and, besides, it is without a cock-feather.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)|Jonathon Holt Ingraham
  • This is known as the cock-feather, and should always point away from the bow when the arrow is shot.

    The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall