pinfeather

[pin-feth-er]
noun Ornithology.
1.
an undeveloped feather before the web portions have expanded.
2.
a feather just coming through the skin.

Origin:
1765–75; pin + feather

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pinfeather (ˈpɪnˌfɛðə)
 
n
ornithol a feather emerging from the skin and still enclosed in its horny sheath

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Every time a flame caught at a pinfeather, the burning feather set off a psst sound.
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