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)
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Idioms for feather
Origin of feather
OTHER WORDS FROM featherfeath·er·less, adjectivefeath·er·less·ness, nounfeath·er·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for feather
Compared with his meeting with Bengough, Sir Richard's contact with the knight in black was almost featherlike in its softness.The Red Tavern|Charles Raymond Macauley
They were as graceful as swans and usually wore white featherlike dresses.
On the mountain side, wherever the blood and feathers fell, there sprang up trees with featherlike leaves and blood-red berries.
British Dictionary definitions for feather
- 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 feather
Idioms and Phrases with feather
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