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 Dictionary entry overview: What does white feather mean? 

  The noun WHITE FEATHER has 1 sense:

1. a symbol of cowardice

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

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1white feather [BACK TO TOP]


A symbol of cowardice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

symbol; symbolic representation; symbolisation; symbolization (something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible)

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