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  1. present participle of feather


feathering (plural featherings)

  1. Plumage.
  2. A feathered texture.
    • 1834, Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants
      The whole flower is very small; the tube is faintly marked with lilac lines; the petals are concave, the three outer white, marked with three lines, the middle one narrow, without featherings, the outer ones broader, and neatly feathered []
  3. The fitting of feathers to arrows.
  4. (architecture) An arrangement of small arcs or foils separated by projecting cusps, frequently forming the feather-like ornament on the inner mouldings of arches.