any American grass of the genus Stipa, having a feathery appendage.
a perennial grass, Stipa pennata, native to the steppes of Europe and N Asia, cultivated as an ornament for its feathery inflorescence
[feth -er-hed] /ˈfɛð ərˌhɛd/ noun 1. .
[feth -er-hed] /ˈfɛð ərˌhɛd/ noun 1. . adjective Empty-headed; silly: The Color Purple speaks to the heart, and no featherheaded translation is needed (1647+)
[feth -er-ing] /ˈfɛð ər ɪŋ/ noun 1. a covering of ; plumage. 2. the arrangement of on an arrow. 3. Music. a very light and delicate use of the violin bow. [feth -er] /ˈfɛð ər/ noun 1. one of the horny structures forming the principal covering of birds, consisting typically of a hard, tubular portion […]
noun, Machinery. 1. a rectangular key connecting the keyways of a shaft and a hub of a gear, pulley, etc., fastened in one keyway and free to slide in the other so that the hub can drive or be driven by the shaft at various positions along it.