[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.
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.).
[feth -er-bohn] /ˈfɛð ərˌboʊn/ noun 1. a substitute for whalebone, made from the quills of domestic fowls.
[feth -er-breyn] /ˈfɛð ərˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain. /ˈfɛðəˌbreɪn/ noun 1. a frivolous or forgetful person
[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.