featherbed

Primary Meanings of featherbed

1.
n
a mattress stuffed with feathers
2.
v
treat with excessive indulgence
3.
v
hire more workers than are necessary
Full Definitions of featherbed
1

n a mattress stuffed with feathers

Synonyms:
feather bed
Type of:
mattress
a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
2

v treat with excessive indulgence

Synonyms:
baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
Type of:
do by, handle, treat
interact in a certain way
3

v hire more workers than are necessary

Type of:
employ, engage, hire
engage or hire for work

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