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pinfeather

[ pin-feth-er ]
/ ˈpɪnˌfɛð ər /
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noun Ornithology.
an undeveloped feather before the web portions have expanded.
a feather just coming through the skin.
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Origin of pinfeather

First recorded in 1765–75; pin + feather
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British Dictionary definitions for pinfeather

pinfeather
/ (ˈpɪnˌfɛðə) /

noun
ornithol a feather emerging from the skin and still enclosed in its horny sheath
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