feather edge

featheredge

[feth-er-ej]
noun
1.
an edge that thins out like a feather.
2.
the thinner edge of a wedge-shaped board or plank.
3.
a tool for giving a smooth, even finish to plasterwork at corners.
4.
(in silver work) a band of closely spaced oblique lines engraved along an edge of a piece.

Origin:
1610–20; feather + edge

featheredged, adjective
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featheredge (ˈfɛðərˌɛdʒ)
 
n
a board or plank that tapers to a thin edge at one side
 
'featheredged
 
adj

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