Definitions of featherbed
  1. noun
    a mattress stuffed with feathers
    synonyms: feather bed
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    type of:
    a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
  2. verb
    treat with excessive indulgence
    synonyms: baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
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    type of:
    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
  3. verb
    hire more workers than are necessary
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    type of:
    employ, engage, hire
    engage or hire for work
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