音标：[ 'feðə ] 发音:
过去式: feathered 过去分词: feathered 名词复数: feathers 现在分词: feathering
- His clients were of the same feather .
- You could have knocked him down with a feather .
- I can see you through your feathers .
- A feather bed enervates the body of a child .
- He feathered arrows with duck's feathers .
- Birches and oaks feathered the narrow ravines .
- Feathers are the distinctive covering of birds .
- The chick will soon feather out .
- She held her feather duster by handle .
- Do n't put feathers in your own cap .
- turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
- the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
- grow feathers; "The young sparrows are fledging already"
- turn the oar, while rowing
- turn the paddle; in canoeing
- cover or fit with feathers
- join tongue and groove, in carpentry
Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds and some non-avian theropod dinosaurs. They are considered the most complex integumentary structures found in vertebrates, and indeed a premier example of a complex evolutionary novelty.