feath·​ered | \ ˈfe-t͟hərd How to pronounce feathered (audio) \

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 the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Feathered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feathered. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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