follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

powder down

noun
1.
modified down feathers that continually crumble at the tips, producing a fine powder that forms a bloom on the plumage of certain birds, as pigeons and herons.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for powder down
Historical Examples
  • She reached for them, and poured the powder down the barrels.

    The Road to Frontenac Samuel Merwin
  • I had already poured a double charge of powder down my rifle barrel.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • Buck turned away, and Nora shoved the powder down deep into her jacket pocket, feeling vaguely guilty.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
  • Hind toe elevated above plane of others; no powder down patches; bill not hooked at tip.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for powder down

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for powder

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for powder down