Definition of Feathering

1. Noun. Turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls.

Exact synonyms: Feather
Generic synonyms: Rotary Motion, Rotation
Group relationships: Row, Rowing
Derivative terms: Feather, Feather, Feather

Definition of Feathering

1. n. Same as Foliation.

Definition of Feathering

1. Verb. (present participle of feather) ¹

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Definition of Feathering

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Medical Definition of Feathering

1. 1. Same as Foliation. 2. The act of turning the blade of the oar, as it rises from the water in rowing, from a vertical to a horizontal position. See To feather an oar, under Feather. 3. A covering of feathers. Feathering float, a paddle wheel whose floats turn automatically so as to dip about perpendicularly into the water and leave in it the same way, avoiding beating on the water in the descent and lifting water in the ascent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feathering

feathering (current term)
feathering strip
feathering strips
featherless biped

Literary usage of Feathering

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1. A Manual of Marine Engineering: Comprising the Designing, Construction, and by Albert Edward Seaton (1890)
"feathering Screws.—Yachts and ships which are required to sail as well as steam, cannot well do the former when the screw is stopped, unless some means be ..."

2. The Engineer's Sketch-book of Mechanical Movements, Devices, Appliances by Thomas Walter Barber (1897)
"feathering paddle wheel. Each float has.a bracket and pin at back, ... feathering horizontal windmill. Each float is hinged a little out of centre to the ..."

3. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"feathering Paddle l'lyin? Machine. By the rotation of 0 hy the heit <• it was ... feathering paddles, in a measure like those used for boat propulsion, ..."

4. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution: With an by Lorenzo Sabine (1864)
"The practice of " tarring and feathering," however reprehensible, had, perhaps, but little influence in determining the final choice of parties. ..."

5. The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century by James Anthony Froude (1888)
"The tarring and feathering committee, growing bolder with impunity, ... At the end of August a conviction was at last obtained for tarring and feathering. ..."

6. History of England, from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles by Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (1858)
"Tarring and feathering although the most effectual were not the only methods by which ... No doubt in a * The tan-ing and feathering at Boston is humorously ..."

7. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"TARRING AND feathering IN TWELFTH CENTURY. "Richard I. during his stay in ... The circumstance mentioned in the text respecting tarring and feathering is a ..."

8. Rudimentary Treatise on Marine Engines and Steam Vessels: Together with by Robert Murray (1858)
"There is no doubt but that the feathering wheels will give a better speed to the vessel, ... feathering wheels require the most superior wprk- ..."

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