Definition of secondary feather in English:
Any of the flight feathers growing from the second joint of a bird’s wing.
- 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.
Definition of secondary feather in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan