follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

feather duster

noun
1.
a brush for dusting, made of a bundle of large feathers attached to a short handle.
Origin of feather duster
1855-1860
1855-60
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for feather duster
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Gradually we could get it down to where the company would be wax, with the exception of a janitor with a feather duster.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Then with added mischief: “And your hair is simply as fluffy as—as a feather duster.”

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Lassie was putting on the hat that looked to the eyes of Ledge like a feather duster upside down.

    In a Mysterious Way Anne Warner
  • They are eternally poking into corners with a feather duster.

  • Rateau, disconsolate, let the feather duster fall from his listless hand.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • Wipe up the rooms with a damp cloth; never use a feather duster.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • Snatching up a feather duster, she went hurriedly down the hall toward the corridor which led to the Green Room.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • Then I took the feather duster, and worked 132 about the cabin; but I couldn't find him.

    On The Blockade Oliver Optic
  • Franois answered the summons, carrying a broom and a feather duster.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for feather duster

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for feather

13
12
Scrabble Words With Friends