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OTHER WORDS FROM featheringun·der·feath·er·ing, noun
Words nearby feathering
Definition for feathering (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
- to change the blade angle of (a propeller) so that the chords of the blades are approximately parallel to the line of flight.
- to turn off (an engine) while in flight.
verb (used without object)
Origin of feather
OTHER WORDS FROM featherfeath·er·less, adjectivefeath·er·less·ness, nounfeath·er·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for feathering
Republicans are spending the vast majority of their time tarring and feathering each other.
Never mind that China obsessively focuses on feathering its own economic nest, often at the expense of poor nations.
A very important feature from an ethnological standpoint is the feathering of the arrow.The Manbos of Mindano|John M. Garvan
A group of ex-service men, members of the Brigade, had been hired to seize the prophet and treat him to a tar and feathering.They Call Me Carpenter|Upton Sinclair
The crew instantly levelled their oars, feathering the blades.The Boat Club|Oliver Optic
In the centre of the great lawn the feathering top of the fountain column was filled with his red glory.Lilith|George MacDonald
This consists of very fine lines with little if any feathering.Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
British Dictionary definitions for feathering (1 of 2)
- an imperfection in print caused by the spreading of ink
- the use of additional space between lines in typesetting in order to fill the page
British Dictionary definitions for feathering (2 of 2)
- a bird's feather or artificial substitute fitted to an arrow to direct its flight
- the feathered end of an arrow, opposite the head
Derived forms of featherfeatherless, adjectivefeather-like, adjectivefeathery, adjective
Word Origin for feather
Scientific definitions for feathering
Idioms and Phrases with feathering
In addition to the idioms beginning with feather
- feather in one's cap, a
- feather one's nest
- birds of a feather
- fuss and feathers
- in fine feather
- knock down with a feather
- light as a feather
- make the dust (feathers) fly
- ruffle someone's feathers
- show the white feather
- tar and feather