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feather duster

Definition of feather duster

  1. :  a tool with feathers at one end used to remove dust



Word by Word Definitions

featherplay
  1. :  any of the light horny epidermal outgrowths that form the external covering of the body of birds and that consist of a shaft bearing on each side a series of barbs which bear barbules which in turn bear barbicels commonly ending in hooked hamuli and interlocking with the barbules of an adjacent barb to link the barbs into a continuous vane

    :  plume

    :  the vane of an arrow

  1. :  to furnish (as an arrow) with a feather

    :  to cover, clothe, or adorn with or as if with feathers

    :  to turn (an oar blade) almost horizontal when lifting from the water at the end of a stroke to reduce air resistance

dusterplay
  1. :  one that removes dust

    :  a long lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust

    :  a long coat cut like a duster —called also duster coat


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