featheredge

[ feth-er-ej ]
/ ˈfɛð ərˌɛdʒ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. featherbedding,
  2. featherbone,
  3. featherbrain,
  4. feathercut,
  5. feathered,
  6. featherhead,
  7. feathering,
  8. featherlight,
  9. feathers,
  10. featherstitch

Origin of featheredge

First recorded in 1610–20; feather + edge

Related formsfeath·er·edged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for featheredge

featheredge

/ (ˈfɛðərˌɛdʒ) /

noun

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

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