pinfeather

[ pin-feth-er ]

nounOrnithology.
  1. an undeveloped feather before the web portions have expanded.

  2. a feather just coming through the skin.

Origin of pinfeather

1
First recorded in 1765–75; pin + feather

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British Dictionary definitions for pinfeather

pinfeather

/ (ˈpɪnˌfɛðə) /


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

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