flight feather

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flight feather

n.
Any of the comparatively large, stiff feathers of a bird's wing or tail that are necessary for flight.

flight feather

n
(Zoology) any of the large stiff feathers that cover the wings and tail of a bird and are adapted for flying

flight′ feath`er


n.
one of the large stiff feathers of the wing and tail of a bird that are essential to flight.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flight feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a birdflight feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
feather, plumage, plume - the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
primary feather, primary quill, primary - one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
tail feather - feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird