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Definition of "feathered" []

  • Covered, provided, or adorned with feathers. (adjective)
  • Having feathering, as an animal's coat. (adjective)
  • Moving swiftly: feathered feet. (adjective)
  • Having the chords of propeller blades parallel to the line of flight. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feathered" in a sentence
  • "Each back proof carries the Hawaiian Coat of Arms which includes two men in feathered cloaks and helmets flanking the shield."
  • "(Soundbite of laughter) Mr. RODRIGUEZ: And some colleague in New York reminded me, you know, tarred and feathered is just a metaphor nowadays."
  • "The four Neville Brothers first worked together backing Mardi Gras Indians for the 1976 album “The Wild Tchoupitoulas” and their set started with the Nevilles joined by current Tchoupitoulas in feathered suits, one carrying a giant sequined tomahawk."