featheredged, adj.
/fedh"euhr ej'/, n.
1. an edge that thins out like a feather.
2. the thinner edge of a wedge-shaped board or plank.
3. a tool for giving a smooth, even finish to plasterwork at corners.
4. (in silver work) a band of closely spaced oblique lines engraved along an edge of a piece.
[1610-20; FEATHER + EDGE]

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