after shaft

aftershaft

[af-ter-shaft, ahf-ter-shahft]
noun Ornithology.
1.
a supplementary feather, usually small, arising from the underside of the base of the shafts of certain feathers in many birds.
2.
the shaft of such a feather.

Origin:
1865–70; after + shaft

aftershafted, adjective
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aftershaft (ˈɑːftəˌʃɑːft)
 
n
ornithol a secondary feather arising near the base of a contour feather

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