- clothed, covered, or provided with feathers, as a bird or an arrow.
- quick; rapid; speedy; swift: feathered feet.
- (of a veneer) cut to show a figure resembling a plume.
Origin of feathered
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Examples from the Web for unfeathered
If this is true, the unfeathered perroquets were not so spiteful as the feathered ones too often are.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1
The unfeathered shaft looked as if it had been battered off to the proper length with a jagged stone.The World That Couldn't Be
Clifford Donald Simak
The great difficulty would be to shoot the unfeathered, clumsy arrows true to the mark.With the Indians in the Rockies
James Willard Schultz
At the approach of an unfeathered biped the hen bird takes wing with a screech, and is apt to vanish for the rest of that day.
The reference is to the logical definition of man as "an unfeathered biped," which is as old as Plato.George Fox