a feather in someone's cap
Definition of a feather in someone's cap
: an achievement or honor that someone can be proud of The promotion was a feather in his cap.
Word by Word Definitions
: any of the light, horny, epidermal outgrowths that form the external covering of the body of birds ◆Feathers include the smaller down feathers and the larger contour and flight feathers. Larger feathers consist of a shaft (rachis ) bearing branches (barbs ) which bear smaller branches (barbules ). These smaller branches bear tiny hook-bearing processes (barbicels ) which interlock with the barbules of an adjacent barb to link the barbs into a continuous stiff vane . Down feathers lack barbules, resulting in fluffy feathers which provide insulation below the contour feathers.
: the vane of an arrow
: 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
: some person : somebody
: a head covering especially with a visor and no brim
: a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office: such as
: a cardinal's biretta
: to provide or protect with a cap
: to give a cap to as a symbol of honor, rank, or achievement
: to form a cap over : crown
: a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug
: a small amount of a drug enclosed in a capsule
: capitalize; capitalized
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