Definition of pin-feathered in English:

pin-feathered

adjective

  • Having undeveloped feathers; covered as with pinfeathers; = pen-feathered. Now chiefly figurative.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Brathwait (?1588–1673), poet and writer. From pin + feathered.

Pronunciation

pin-feathered

/ˈpɪnˌfɛðəd/