Definition of well-feathered in US English:

well-feathered

adjective

  • 1Of a bird: having a good covering of feathers. Also of a nest: having a good lining of feathers; frequently figurative.

  • 2Of an arrow: properly or skilfully fitted with feathers.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in 2nd Baron Berners (c1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator. From well + feathered.

Pronunciation

well-feathered

/ˌwɛlˈfɛðəd/