secondary feather

secondary feather
noun any of the flight feathers growing from the second joint of a bird's wing.

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  • secondary feather — secondary feather, one of the flight feathers on the forearm of a bird s wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • secondary — [sek′ən der΄ē] adj. [ME secundary < L secundarius] 1. second, or below the first, in rank, importance, class, place, etc.; subordinate; minor; not primary 2. a) derived or resulting from something considered primary or original; dependent;… …   English World dictionary

  • secondary — adj. & n. adj. 1 coming after or next below what is primary. 2 derived from or depending on or supplementing what is primary. 3 (of education, a school, etc.) for those who have had primary education, usu. from 11 to 18 years. 4 Electr. a (of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • secondary — secondarily /sek euhn der euh lee, sek euhn dair /, adv. secondariness, n. /sek euhn der ee/, adj., n., pl. secondaries. adj. 1. next after the first in order, place, time, etc. 2. belonging or pertaining to a second order, division, stage,… …   Universalium

  • secondary — sec•ond•ar•y [[t]ˈsɛk ənˌdɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. ar•ies 1) next after the first in order, rank, or time 2) not primary or original: secondary sources of historical research[/ex] 3) of minor or lesser importance 4) of or pertaining to secondary… …   From formal English to slang

  • secondary — /ˈsɛkəndri / (say sekuhndree), Originally US / dɛri/ (say deree) adjective 1. next after the first in order, place, time, importance, etc. 2. belonging or relating to a second order, division, stage, period, rank, or the like. 3. derived or… …  

  • Feather Boy — infobox Book | name = Feather Boy image caption = First edition cover author = Nicky Singer illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Children s publisher = Collins pub date = 1 January 2002 pages …   Wikipedia

  • secondary — 1. adjective a) Succeeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate. Yellow is a secondary light color, though a primary CMYK color. b) Acting by deputation or …   Wiktionary

  • secondary — Synonyms and related words: Janus like, Maxwell triangle, Munsell scale, accessory, accident, accidental, addendum, addition, additional, adjunct, adscititious, adventitious, advocate, agent, alter ego, alternate, alternative, ambidextrous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Flight feather — Flight feathers are the long, stiff, asymmetrically shaped, but symmetrically paired feathers on the wings or tail of a bird; those on the wings are called remiges (singular remex) while those on the tail are called rectrices (singular rectrix).… …   Wikipedia

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