quill feather

Definitions of quill feather
  1. noun
    any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
    synonyms: flight feather, pinion, quill
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    types:
    primary, primary feather, primary quill
    one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    tail feather
    feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird
    sickle feather
    one of the long curved tail feathers of a rooster
    type of:
    feather, plumage, plume
    the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
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