Featherboard definition

fĕthər-bôrd
A flat, usually narrow piece of wood or plastic having a series of close cuts made at an angle along a comblike edge, used to hold a piece of wood against a fence as the wood is pushed along a table saw or router.
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Origin of featherboard

  • From the feathers (strips of wood or plastic) making up the comblike edge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition