[feth -er-bak] /ˈfɛð ərˌbæk/
any freshwater fish of the family Notopteridae, of Asia and western Africa, having a small, feathery dorsal fin and a very long anal fin extending from close behind the head to the tip of the tail.
[feth -er] /ˈfɛð ər/ noun 1. one of the horny structures forming the principal covering of birds, consisting typically of a hard, tubular portion attached to the body and tapering into a thinner, stemlike portion bearing a series of slender, barbed processes that interlock to form a flat structure on each side. 2. kind; character; […]
noun, Furniture. 1. decorative banding of veneer or inlay having the grain laid diagonally to the grain of the principal surface.
[feth -er-bed] /ˈfɛð ərˌbɛd/ verb (used with or without object), featherbedded, featherbedding. 1. to subject to or engage in featherbedding. verb
[feth -er-bed-ing] /ˈfɛð ərˌbɛd ɪŋ/ noun 1. the practice of requiring an employer to hire unnecessary employees, to assign unnecessary work, or to limit production according to a union rule or safety statute: Featherbedding forced the railroads to employ firemen on diesel locomotives. [feth -er-bed] /ˈfɛð ərˌbɛd/ verb (used with or without object), featherbedded, featherbedding. […]