Meaning of FEATHEREDGE in English


I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun


a. : a very thin sharp edge ; especially : one that is easily broken or bent over like the edge of a feather

b. : such an edge that is bent or curled over on a cutting tool


a. : a thin edge of a board of triangular or trapezoidal section

b. : a board with one edge thinner than the other

3. : deckle edge

4. : the thin edge of a gravel road built on a flat subgrade, the thickness of the gravel surface being gradually increased from the edges to the center line

5. : a blurred edge (as of a written or printed character) caused by feathering

6. : a fringe of hair ; especially : a thin narrow fringe at the nape of the neck

II. transitive verb


a. : to produce a featheredge upon

b. : to make into a featheredge

the thin boards were featheredged for clapboards

2. : to smooth out one edge of as thin as possible

featheredge the new paint along the edge of the painted area

3. : to make the edge of (a photograph) thin (as by cutting, tearing, or sandpapering) so as to match smoothly with other photographs in a mosaic

III. adjective

1. : featheredged

2. : consisting of or being a featheredge

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