1. an edge that thins out like a feather.
  2. the thinner edge of a wedge-shaped board or plank.
  3. a tool for giving a smooth, even finish to plasterwork at corners.
  4. (in silver work) a band of closely spaced oblique lines engraved along an edge of a piece.

Origin of featheredge

First recorded in 1610–20; feather + edge
Related formsfeath·er·edged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for featheredge


  1. a board or plank that tapers to a thin edge at one side
Derived Formsfeatheredged, adjective
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