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cock feather

noun
1.
(archery) the odd-coloured feather set on the shaft of an arrow at right angles to the nock Compare shaft feather
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  • Placing the cock feather next the bow diverts the arrow to the left and causes it to drop lower on the target.

  • What is the effect of placing the cock feather next the bow?

  • The first of these is for the cock feather and should be on a line perpendicular to the nock.

  • He wore a cock feather over his ear, and on his head a diadem set with enormous gems.

    Honey-Bee Anatole France
  • Having put a drop of glue on the ribbon immediately above the nock and behind the cock feather, I affix a little white glass bead.

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