Definition of secondary feather in English:

secondary feather

Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y feath·er

noun

Any of the flight feathers growing from the second joint of a bird’s wing.
More example sentences
  • Their long, narrow primary feathers and short secondary feathers allow for rapid flight and gliding.
  • Chicks hatch with well-developed primary and secondary feathers.
  • Bohemian Waxwings are sleek, masked birds with unusual red, waxy deposits at the tips of their secondary feathers.

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