Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "feather-edged" [feath•er-edged]

  • Having a feather-edge; also, having one edge thinner than the other, as a board; -- in the United States, said only of stuff one edge of which is made as thin as practicable. (adjective)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "feather-edged" in a sentence
  • "A lovely, almost languid, drive over the top of the covers from Hafeez is well stopped by a scurrying Bresnan out near the rope, but a feather-edged clip to leg brings Shafiq his first boundary."
  • "I began to occupy my house on the 4th of July, as soon as it was boarded and roofed, for the boards were carefully feather-edged and lapped, so that it was perfectly impervious to rain, but before boarding I laid the foundation of a chimney at one end, bringing two cartloads of stones up the hill from the pond in my arms."
  • "An exception is to be found in the case of a feather-edged shoe, such as is used to prevent cutting or brushing."
Words like "feather-edged"