Pronunciation: (fe&thslash;'urd), [key]
1. clothed, covered, or provided with feathers, as a bird or an arrow.
2. quick; rapid; speedy; swift: feathered feet.
3. (of a veneer) cut to show a figure resembling a plume.
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