Definitions English

  • The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather. Also called calamus.
  • Any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird.
  • A writing pen made from the shaft of a feather.
  • Music A plectrum for a stringed instrument of the clavichord type.
  • Music A pipe having a hollow stem.
  • A toothpick made from the stem of a feather.
  • One of the sharp hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog.
  • A spindle or bobbin around which yarn is wound in weaving.
  • A hollow shaft that rotates on a solid shaft when gears are engaged.
  • To wind (thread or yarn) onto a quill.
  • To make or press small ridges in (fabric).