verb (used with or without object), feath·er·bed·ded, feath·er·bed·ding.
Origin of featherbed
Related Words for featherbedabate, decrease, diminish, dodge, dwindle, ease, flag, idle, lax, lessen, loose, moderate, neglect, reduce, relax, release, shirk, taper, tire, wane
Examples from the Web for featherbed
Historical Examples of featherbed
I have heard of one who used to get into the middle of a featherbed.Expository Writing
Mervin James Curl
Coming home it was a gorgeous winter's night on the Featherbed Mountain.Ulysses
I have a piece of mutton and a featherbed for you at all times; I pray make haste.The Works of John Marston
A bit of straw matting, laid over a featherbed, and covered with the under sheet, makes a very cool bed for an infant.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
It is, indeed, from no featherbed journey or carpet-knight's tour that Mr Coke has recently returned.