noun Chiefly British.
- white damp,
- white dwarf,
- white elephant,
- white ensign,
- white false hellebore,
- white fiber,
- white finger,
- white fir,
- white fish,
- white flag
Origin of white feather
Examples from the Web for white feather
Not one of them would shew even the faintest tip of the white-feather.
But tell me,’ she added, with still deeper anxiety, ‘does the white-feather come alone?The Young Fur Traders|R.M. Ballantyne
On your knees, White-feather; on your knees, and much louder.St. Winifred's|Frederic W. Farrar
As soon as they were out of sight Jake took up the white-feather trail.Johnny Bear|E. T. Seton
Three more civilians, wearing the white-feather symbol on their overcoats, advanced toward Winfree.The Great Potlatch Riots|Allen Kim Lang
Word Origin for white feather
as a symbol of cowardice, 1785, supposedly from game-cocks, "where having a white feather, is proof he is not of the true game breed" [Grose].
see show the white feather.