flight feather


noun Ornithology.

one of the large, stiff feathers of the wing and tail of a bird that are essential to flight.

Nearby words

  1. flight bag,
  2. flight capital,
  3. flight control,
  4. flight deck,
  5. flight engineer,
  6. flight formation,
  7. flight indicator,
  8. flight instrument,
  9. flight leader,
  10. flight level

Origin of flight feather

First recorded in 1725–35

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British Dictionary definitions for flight feather

flight feather

noun

any of the large stiff feathers that cover the wings and tail of a bird and are adapted for flying
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