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  1. feather

    • IPA[ˈfɛðə]

    英式

    • n.
      any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs;a fringe of long hair on the legs of a dog, horse, or other animal.
    • v.
      rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance.;vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades).
    • verb: feather, 3rd person present: feathers, gerund or present participle: feathering, past tense: feathered, past participle: feathered

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs the waxwing has very bright feathers and a prominent crest Sally-Anne, dolled up in ostrich feathers and pearls
    • a fringe of long hair on the legs of a dog, horse, or other animal.

    動詞

    • 1. rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance.
    • vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades).
    • turn (an oar) so that it passes through the air edgeways he turned, feathering one oar slowly
    • 2. float or move like a feather the green fronds feathered against a blue sky
    • 3. blend or smooth delicately feather the paint in, in a series of light strokes
    • 4. (of ink, lipstick, etc.) separate into tiny lines after application the ink started to feather and smudge don't you just hate it when you spot that your lipstick has feathered around your lips?
    • 5. short for feather cut