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featherbone

[ feth-er-bohn ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌboʊn /
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noun
a substitute for whalebone, made from the quills of domestic fowls.
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Origin of featherbone

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; feather + bone
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How to use featherbone in a sentence

  • Sew in featherbone by cat stitching to the seam, first finishing the ends by button-holing.

    Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson
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