featherlight

adjective feath·er·light \ ˈfe-t͟hər-ˈlīt \

Definition of featherlight

:extremely light

Examples of featherlight in a Sentence

  1. the company has designed a strong but featherlight fiber which it hopes to market to manufacturers of body armor

First Known Use of featherlight

circa 1837



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