a feather in someone's cap

Definition of a feather in someone's cap

  1. :  an achievement or honor that someone can be proud of The promotion was a feather in his cap.

Word by Word Definitions

featherplay
  1. :  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.

    :  plume

    :  the vane of an arrow

  1. :  to furnish (something, such 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

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug

    :  a small amount of a drug enclosed in a capsule

  1. :  capitalization

  1. : capacity

    : capital

    : capitalize; capitalized


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