feathered

adjective feath·ered \ ˈfe-t͟hərd \

Definition of feathered

1 : having feathers
  • … misidentified as … a flying reptile, not a feathered dinosaur…
  • —Luis M. Chiappe
  • referring to birds as "our feathered friends"
2 : covered or decorated with feathers
  • He was a big man, and in his costume— … feathered anklets, feathered gauntlets, beaded headband … —he seemed magnified in every dimension, almost a spirit-being.
  • —Ian Frazier
  • From this region come the magnificent beadwork art, the buckskin garments, the great feathered war bonnet, and the concept of long fringed shirts.
  • —Frederick J. Dockstader

First Known Use of feathered

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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