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featheredge

feath·er·edge
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er-ej]
    • /ˈfɛð ərˌɛdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er-ej]
    • /ˈfɛð ərˌɛdʒ/

Definitions of featheredge word

  • noun featheredge an edge that thins out like a feather. 1
  • noun featheredge the thinner edge of a wedge-shaped board or plank. 1
  • noun featheredge a tool for giving a smooth, even finish to plasterwork at corners. 1
  • noun featheredge (in silver work) a band of closely spaced oblique lines engraved along an edge of a piece. 1
  • noun featheredge a board or plank that tapers to a thin edge at one side 0
  • noun featheredge a very thin edge, as on a board or tool 0

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Origin of featheredge

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20; feather + edge

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Featheredge

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

featheredge popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

featheredge usage trend in Literature

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