pin·​feath·​er ˈpin-ˌfe-t͟hər How to pronounce pinfeather (audio)
: a feather not fully developed
especially : a feather just emerging through the skin

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1680, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinfeather was circa 1680

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Cite this Entry

“Pinfeather.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


pin·​feath·​er ˈpin-ˌfet͟h-ər How to pronounce pinfeather (audio)
: an incompletely developed feather just breaking through the skin
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