Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[feth -er-bed-ing] /ˈfɛð ərˌbɛd ɪŋ/

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.
to subject to or engage in featherbedding.
the practice of limiting production, duplicating work, or overmanning, esp in accordance with a union contract, in order to prevent redundancies or create jobs

The practice of forcing an employer to hire more workers than are needed for a job.



Read Also:

  • 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.).

  • Featherbone

    [feth -er-bohn] /ˈfɛð ərˌboʊn/ noun 1. a substitute for whalebone, made from the quills of domestic fowls.

  • Featherbrain

    [feth -er-breyn] /ˈfɛð ərˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain. /ˈfɛðəˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a frivolous or forgetful person

  • Feathercut

    [feth -er-kuht] /ˈfɛð ərˌkʌt/ noun 1. a woman’s hair style in which the hair is in short and uneven lengths and formed into small curls with featherlike tips.

Disclaimer: Featherbedding definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.