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
Words nearby feather
British Dictionary definitions for in fine 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 in fine feather
Idioms and Phrases with in fine feather (1 of 2)
Also, in good or high feather. In excellent form, health, or humor. For example, He was in fine feather, joking with all his visitors. These expressions all allude to a bird's healthy plumage, a usage dating from the late 1500s and no longer very common.
Idioms and Phrases with in fine feather (2 of 2)
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