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pinfeather

[pin-feth-er] /ˈpɪnˌfɛð ər/
noun, Ornithology
1.
an undeveloped feather before the web portions have expanded.
2.
a feather just coming through the skin.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; pin + feather
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British Dictionary definitions for pin-feather

pinfeather

/ˈpɪnˌfɛðə/
noun
1.
(ornithol) a feather emerging from the skin and still enclosed in its horny sheath
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Word Origin and History for pin-feather
n.

1775, from pin (n.) + feather (n.).

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