noun, Older Slang.
a person who avoids responsibility and effort; loafer.
[WWII armed forces; perhaps fr a group of small rather parasitic persons called feather merchants in the comic strip ”Barney Google”]
noun, Pathology. 1. a viral disease of birds that causes the feathers to become brittle and break off and the beak and claws to become soft. 2. a disease of trees caused by a fungus, Poria subacida, and characterized by a spongy or stringy trunk.
noun 1. any palm having large pinnate or bipinnate leaves, as the date palm or royal palm. noun 1. any of various palm trees, such as the wax palm and date palm, that have pinnate or feather-like leaves Compare fan palm
[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, Metallurgy. 1. fine bean shot.