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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flight feather mean? 

  The noun FLIGHT FEATHER has 1 sense:

1. any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

  Familiarity information: FLIGHT FEATHER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1flight feather [BACK TO TOP]


Any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


flight feather; quill feather; pinion; quill

Hypernyms ("flight feather" is a kind of...):

feather; plumage; plume (the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flight feather"):

primary; primary feather; primary quill (one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing)

tail feather (feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird)

Holonyms ("flight feather" is a part of...):

wing (a movable organ for flying (one of a pair))

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