Definition of tail feather in English:

tail feather

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noun

  • A strong flight feather of a bird’s tail.
    More example sentences
    • Most birds have two types of tail feather: flight feathers and tail-coverts.
    • However, the outer tail feather is approximately 12 mm longer than the aerodynamic optimum for maneuvering flight.
    • We equipped the adults of study nests with one small magnet, attached to a tail feather with cloth-backed adhesive tape.

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