Contour-feather definition

Any of the outermost feathers of a bird, forming the visible body contour and plumage.
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Any of the outermost feathers of a bird, forming the visible body contour and plumage.
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(ornithology) Any feather possessing a central shaft (rachis), usually with vanes composed of barbs.
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contour-feather