Feather-bed



noun
1.
a mattress or a bed cover, as a quilt, stuffed with soft feathers.
noun
1.
a mattress filled with feathers or down
verb -beds, -bedding, -bedded
2.
(transitive) to pamper; spoil
3.
(intransitive) (US) to be subject to or engage in featherbedding
n.

Old English feþerbedd; see feather (n.) + bed (n.).

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