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sickle feather

noun
1.
one of the paired, elongated, sickle-shaped, middle feathers of the tail of the rooster.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90
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British Dictionary definitions for sickle-feather

sickle feather

noun
1.
(often pl) any of the elongated tail feathers of certain birds, esp the domestic cock
Word Origin
C17: so called because of its shape
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