featherbone

featherbone

[feth-er-bohn]
noun
a substitute for whalebone, made from the quills of domestic fowls.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; feather + bone

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To featherbone
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: featherbedding
Next Definition: featherbrain
Words Near: featherbone
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for featherbone
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing featherbone
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;