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sickle feather

Syllabification: sick·le feath·er

Definition of sickle feather in English:

noun

Each of the long middle feathers of a rooster’s tail.
Example sentences
  • The length from the large fowl male's beak to the end of his sickle feather is about 24 inches.
  • The tail of a Yokohama is not marked by very long sickle feathers but the well developed saddle feathers.
  • These smaller sickle feathers are much like the main sickles but are shorter.

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