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feathering

[ feth-er-ing ]
/ ˈfɛð ər ɪŋ /
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noun

a covering of feathers; plumage.
the arrangement of feathers on an arrow.
Music. a very light and delicate use of the violin bow.

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Origin of feathering

First recorded in 1520–30; feather + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM feathering

un·der·feath·er·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for feathering

feathering
/ (ˈfɛðərɪŋ) /

noun

the plumage of a bird; feathers
another word for feathers (def. 2)
printing
  1. an imperfection in print caused by the spreading of ink
  2. the use of additional space between lines in typesetting in order to fill the page
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